Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists

Cyndi Ingle
Apr 8, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Databases and search engines
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Effective search strategies
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Research notes
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Are you still using only the basic search options available on your favorite genealogical research sites? Do you get a lot of less-than-helpful search results? We will explore features and strategies you can use to tighten up the searches and make your online research more productive.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized, a free categorized list of more than 320,000 links for genealogical research. In its 28 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained i
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  1. TM
    Terri Marquess
    2 years ago

    Excellent presentation. I appreciated Cyndi’s suggestions, knowing that my research techniques will go smoother! I’m a note taker and find that her webinar will help me to improve upon my methodology. Thanks Cyndi~

  2. DK
    Dianne Kennedy
    2 years ago

    Excellent explanatory of better researching for the newbie genealogist and not so newbie. I’ve been researching for four years and I should have done this education at the start. However, better late than never. Thank you Cyndi for your brilliant seminar.

  3. CS
    Clare Simpson
    2 years ago

    Cyndi is a superb teacher – very clear and encouraging with a good sense of humour. She always inspires me to improve my research skills and not be put off by paying attention to the ‘housekeeping’ side of research (filing etc) and to the processes of research (reading the About pages, understanding the archive I’m looking in etc)

  4. RA
    Ruth Ann Conley
    2 years ago

    Was very informative. Did not realize within the search you could find out about the site prior to going into it. Lots of good info.

  5. RJ
    Rebecca Jean Corson
    2 years ago

    Cyndi was excellent as usual. Reminding me to log all searches, just get lazy. Also to log all the ways I search.

  6. MG
    Martin Gurtz
    2 years ago

    Excellent tips. I found the intro material on data, databases, and search engines less helpful than examples of search tips. Perhaps more specific examples of what good note-taking actually looks like would have been nice. I have a habit of keeping a chronological set of handwritten notes, but I’m thinking I need to go digital with my note-taking.

  7. SG
    Stephanie Grassi
    2 years ago

    Cyndi is very knowledgeable of her audience!! She answered questions from the chat during her presentation before they were asked in the Q & A session!! That was amazing!! She gave excellent examples of what she was talking about!! This was a very informative, well-presented webinar!! Thanks, Cyndi!!

  8. DS
    Darlene Sye
    2 years ago

    I have selected 16 webinars. 3/16 of the 24, Done! This is my first 24-HOUR WEBINAR MARATHON. It’s making for a rushed day but So Much valuable information, I think I can be prepared for it in future years. Turn the phone off, set the alarms… And Cyndi Rocked It, as she normally does. I get Really Lazy about doing some parts of research, but the job isn’t done until the paperwork is finished. I Do Understand that ‘if I don’t do it right the first time, I Will be doing it over’ as Cyndi pointed out.


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