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How to Refine Google Genealogy Searches

- Tips and Techniques on How Genealogists Can Filter Google Search Results -

 

In our last articles on using Google for genealogy searches, we discussed the basics of how to use Google’s Advanced Search function to help you find your ancestors. In this article we focus on how genealogists can sort through the Google search results. We also provide online resources that you can use to stay on top of the latest Google search tips.

How to perform a genealogy search on Google is only half the battle. Knowing how to go through all the results returned by a Google search is also an important skill for genealogists to master. Chances are, any kind of Google search is going to return page after page of genealogy search results and a bunch of stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with genealogy records. How do you efficiently sort through all these pages to find that gem of information that you are looking for? The first step, of course, is to narrow down your search pattern as we discussed in our first article. The second step is to use some of the tools that Google already provides to help you go through your genealogy search results quickly and efficiently.

In this article we provide some tips and techniques to allow you to more efficiently and effectively search through the results of a Google genealogy search. Learning these tips and techniques will not only save you a considerable amount of time, it will also make your genealogy searches much more efficient.

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