Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy

Thomas MacEntee
May 5, 2020
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Welcome
3m 09s
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Speaker's Introduction
52s
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Introduction
5m 52s
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Secret Records
7m 37s
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Google Site Search
3m 24s
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Tracking Searches
5m 33s
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Google Alerts
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Cheat Sheets
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Wildcards
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Search Tips
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Announcements/prizes
7m 46s
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Questions/answers
26m 17s

About this webinar

The majority of genealogists begin their research online and often become frustrated with the lack of results. The cause might not be a lack of records at the specific site but the manner in which you’re performing the search! While basic search techniques work on all the major genealogy sites, you need to power up your search skills to get the most out of niche genealogy websites and uncover those hidden record sets! Participants will learn basic online searching for the major genealogy websites. We’ll progress to understanding specific search parameters for specific sites. Next, we’ll discuss whether it is worth the time to track searches as well as how to keep track of all the best ways of searching for a specific site. Finally, we’ll explore different wildcard characters and search methodology to get the most out of a website.

About the speaker

About the speaker

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector,
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