Google Genealogy: site Operator

Google GenealogyBy Barry J. Ewell

The “site:” operator will allow you to confine/restrict your search to a specific domain. Often time’s genealogy websites have their own search engines that will only search their domain. Rather than going to each individual website, you can use the “site:” operator to freely move and search and/or exclude domains from your search. The Google search query can be written as follows:

  • site:<URL>

Note: Do not include a space between “site:” and the domain. The following are examples of how the site: operator works by itself and with other search operators. Continue reading

Google Genealogy: Range Search Operators

Google GenealogyBy Barry J. Ewell

The range search operators provide the ability to search information created between specific time periods. Details follow:

(..) Number Range Operator
Use the (..) number range search operator to search for documents/pages that contain numbers within a range. You can set numbers ranged for weights, dimensions, prices (dollar currencies only), and so forth. The Google search query can be written as follows:

  • (Text) (#)..(#)
  • (Text) (#)-(#)

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1000-plus Questions to ask family members about their lives

Guide to Writing Family HistoryBy Barry J. Ewell

Conduct oral interviews to uncover important clues and forge relationships that will dramatically speed research. Learn the easy to follow steps in writing, researching, and publishing your personal and family history. Over 1,000 questions across 95 topics organized so you can easily begin a conversation and explore a topic.

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Google Genealogy: phonebook Operator

Google Genealogy
By Barry J. Ewell

Use the “phonebook:” operator to display phonebook listings. Results may vary depending on if the search is done in Google phonebook or Google web. The Google search query can be written as follows:

  • first name (or first initial), last name, city (state is optional)
  • first name (or first initial), last name, state
  • first name (or first initial), last name, area code
  • first name (or first initial), last name, zip code
  • phone number, including area code
  • last name, city, state
  • last name, zip code

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