Google Alert for Finding Ancestors

Jan Meisels Allen



Have you ever set up a Google Alert for your family names, ancestral towns and key words you may be researching?  I use this tool everyday and many of the postings I create are a result of one of the Google Alerts.  Now, Google Alert  has an new search: Ancestor Search on Google Search. 


Google adds 68 Million new web pages daily so there is a good chance your ancestor, ancestral town, etc. may be included in a recent or upcoming new webpage addition!


Dick Eastman posted an article in his blog, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, on this citing Randy Majors website with step-by-step instructions to create such a search.


To read Dick Eastman’s post see:


To read Randy’s post see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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