Friday, January 25, 2013

Google Tips from the Family History Expos Mesa

I use Google a lot but sometimes it takes going to a lecture about it to get back in the habit of using Google to it's full potential.  Last week I attended Lisa Louise Cooke's 10 Ways to Achieve Google Search Success for Common Surnames.  One of the search methods she talked about was a linked search. A search for my Poundstone ancestors looking for a related link to a specific website would be as follows:

poundstone LINK:www.ancestry.com

The second search method she reminded me about is related search.  A query utilizing this search method would be:

poundstone RELATED:www.fold3.com

Try both of  these search strategies to see what new results you can find regarding your family.  You can learn more from Lisa Louise Cooke about Google and many other genealogy related subjects by listening to her podcasts at Genealogy Gems.

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