Google Genealogy: intitle Operator

Google GenealogyBy Barry J. Ewell

Use the “intitle:” operator to search for a single word or phrase in the title of the search results. The title of the page is the text that appears in the page’s title bar. You will begin the query with “intitle:.” The Google search query can be written as follows:

  • intitle:(Text)
  • intitle:”(Text) (Text)”

Make sure there is no space between “intitle:” and the following word. When you use this search operator, Google will restrict the results to the pages that have the query word in the title of the document.

  • historical society intitle:Pennsylvania

Using the Google (” “) operator command forces Google to search for an exact phrase or word.

For example, find help for setting up a color-coded genealogy filing system.

  • genealogy filing system intitle:”color-coded”
  • intitle:”color-coded genealogy filing system”