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Online Family History Search

| Articles | January 4, 2013

An online family history search is most considered by many people today simply for the convenience that it offers. There is certain information about one’s family tree that people may now be able to source out from the Web. There are quite a number of websites now available that offers to provide the genealogical information that people trying to build their family tree may need.

One of the best ways to find such information on the Internet is by using the search engine. Google is considered to be the most widely used search engine around due to the fact that it may provide the more accurate search results most of the time. And this might include searching for people’s fast family history. If it is usually in the Web, it is possible that Google may be able to find it.

One way to get the best possible results with using Google for searching your family history information is by knowing the different features that it can provide its users. If you wish to search for information containing the exact word or group of words as you types it, simply putting quotation marks on the said word combinations when typing them on Google’s search box would do the trick. This will provide results that contain the exact word or group of words as you have types them

One of the best ways to find good information about family history is by knowing which sites to go to. That is where search engines like Google works best. It will provide you with information of sites that relate to the information you need by simply typing a keyword or keywords into the search box. If you wish to find “genealogy sites” or “family tree”, all you need to do is type it on the search box and the search engine would provide you with leads on what possible sites may provide you with the information.

Another good feature of search engines like Google is that they also provide you with other links that you can further explore for more information. You can even scour through sites that may be linking into the main site that you are going to. Using the link command (link: website url) will help provide you with leads to other sites that may be linking to the main site that you usually visit. Such leads may further bring you to other possible sites that might just provide some of the missing information that you might need.

Other information besides just the plain textual kind pertaining to your family history can also be searched using Google. If you are looking for certain locations for example, there are certain maps that you can check out. This will help provide you with street address. This will also prove helpful when trying to locate a certain location or even people. Google may also have the means to look for phone numbers at certain addresses and vice versa.

Not only would maps be something that you might need when doing a family history search. You might also be interested in taking a look at images or pictures. Google also has the feature that would help users find pictures and images on the Web. Just click on the Image tab on the Google search page.

Typing a keyword on the search box and hitting “Enter” will provide image results pertaining to the ones that you might be looking for.

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