Sites and Online Tips from Genealogist Michael John Neill
I've built an online search tool that builds a Google search that is better-optimized to find web pages mentioning ancestors. The search returns a more focused set of results by using advanced Google search techniques including exact phrases, forward and reverse name order, alternate name spellings, logical operators, and so on.Unlike some genealogy-specific web search sites, which inevitably miss indexing many web pages, the tool I built searches all of the web, but just attempts to filter out the "noise" of likely false matches. It's nothing magical, just a big time-saver. I've had lots of people say they found new connections and records they've not seen before by using the tool. The tool is here: http://randymajors.com/p/ancestorsearch.htmlAnd a write-up is here: http://randymajors.com/2011/06/new-ancestorsearch-version-15-see.htmlThanks much for all the great tips you send!Randy
How about sharing the procedure for setting a Google Alert so that Google can do this automatically for you?Thanks-
Hits in Google books and newspaper archive will turn up with just a general Google search.