Google Genealogy: intext Operator

Google GenealogyBy Barrry J. Ewell

Use the “intext:” operator to search for a single word or phrase in the body of the search results. You will begin the query with “intext:.” The Google search query can be written as follows:

  • intext:(Text)

Make sure there is no space between “intext:” and the following word. When you use this search operator, Google will restrict the results to the pages that have the query word or phrase in the body of the document. For example, find help for searching female nicknames in genealogy research from

  • female intext:nicknames

Look for census schedules for tax records from Alabama.

  • census schedules OR tax records intext: Alabama