Get the Best Genealogy Searches for Google by Using Your Family Tree
This free genealogy site will help you use Google™ for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet.
Just complete the small family tree below for an ancestor and this site will set up the best searches for you, based on what you enter. Tip: If you don't know an ancestor's parents, but know one of the ancestor's children, use the child's name for the First Name and Last Name below (and spouse, birth, and death) and then enter the ancestor as the Father or Mother. This gives more information for building a search.
Use this family tree to set up custom Google searches for your ancestor. Then press the "Click Here to Continue" button to generate the suggested Google searches.
Common Problems using Search Engines for Genealogy
Have you tried to find your ancestry on any search engine? If so, you might have had thousands of results, most of which did not apply to your genealogy. This site minimizes this problem by suggesting more complex ways of looking for your ancestors that will provide you with better results.
Many Names are Common
One problem with using any search engine for genealogy is that many last names are common. For example, take the last name of "Hall." Using Hall genealogy will often result in more than 500,000 results. The first ones on the list might be best, but you run the risk of missing some results because there are so many. This site will suggest combinations or patterns of names to minimize the number of results and provide you with better results.
Some Words that have Similar Meanings
Another aspect of using Hall genealogy is that it would miss selecting sites that use a different word that means the same thing. Family history, family tree, and ancestry are just a few words that have a meaning similar to genealogy. Finally, you need consider common misspellings, such as geneology. This site will automatically create searches that account for words with similar meanings to the term genealogy.
Words that Have Different Meanings
"Hall" is also used in the name of buildings (such as "Durham Hall") or in common phrases (such as "she walked down the hall"). This site will suggest combinations or patterns of names in order to minimize the likelihood of these erroneous results.
Bookmark this Site
Since this page will work for anyone in your ancestry, you may want to return to it as you find out about more people you can research. Bookmark this page so that you can easily come back to it.
Add this Genealogy Search Form to Your Website
If you have your own family history website, you can enhance it by placing the same form as shown above into any page you wish. Click on the link below.
Why Google for Genealogy?
Google has one of the most comprehensive indexes of the most useful webpages on the Internet. It is a great resource for those searching their genealogy.