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Google Alert for Finding Ancestors

jbonline1111@...
 

Thanks so much!  I tested this with the death of a great-uncle that resulted in a lawsuit.  The form is limited but had enough information related only to genealogy. I was surprised that, though I got no results, the tool did include alternative spellings of his name that I did not input.  We'll see if the alert eventually yields further information.  
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

ellens <ellen.spertus@...>
 

On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 5:30 AM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote: 

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. 


How does that differ from an ordinary Google search alert? I read the pages you link to but didn't see any explanation. When I tried using the tool, I just got a regular Google search, not one limited to ancestry resources or otherwise restricted.

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:

https://blog.eogn.com/2020/02/21/ancestorsearch-alert-your-ancestor-is-long-gone-but-google-may-find-something-new-tomorrow/

 

To read Randy’s post see:  https://www.randymajors.com/p/ancestorsearch.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee