Searching for Genealogy
may have used genealogy directories to search for you ancestors; there are
also genealogy-specific search engines.
They work in
the same way as the regular search engines, on genealogical sites. This will eliminate the non-genealogy sites
normally come up in your search results because
something on one of the pages matches your search
Genealogy-specific search engines allow
you to look for only
which pertain to
genealogy and family history.
Keep in mind that when you
search engines, you will not need to use words like "genealogy"
your search terms. These
sites, by their very nature, are
about genealogy, and
using such words as search terms will
not help to focus your results. Several good
genealogy-specific search engines are:
Search - Ancestry includes a library of
databases (some free, some available by subscription), a "links
station" to 3200 other genealogy sites, a genealogy shop, and
access to GEDCOM files.
- the largest archive on the Net, which includes
Usenet newsgroups and other popular forums
Toolbox - Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
consists of seven sites
designed to provide the tools necessary for
genealogists to use the
Internet to discover their family's history.
- the All-in-One Genealogy Search Page which
offers convenient, one-stop, on-line research
with genealogy search engines,
surnames databases and indexes from the best
resources on the
internet. Browse through the 12 pages of
- Search Web Sites, Family Archives, Online
Security Death Index, family
trees of royalty, politicians.
- Federation of East European Family History
Societies. Internet Search Engines that Can Find Genealogy Stuff.
Found It! - This genealogy web search
has been a free resource to the
Internet Genealogy Community since it's
inception in 1996. While
visiting the Gensource pages, be sure to make
use of all the
resources offered for genealogy research,
including Common Threads
and I Found It! Archives
- NedGen indexes your
family tree and
Germany, United Kingdom,
and Passenger lists.
These search engines are all excellent reference
tools for finding family history Web pages, but they are
only as good as the pages that are submitted to them. For each Web site which they contain, there are many,
many more genealogy-related pages that they do not have
indexed. So how do you find those
pages? This is where learning to use the standard search
Go to different Search Engines and read the help section and learn how
search engine wants you to submit your search.
are a few good Search Engines but there are many more out there.
Resources - This is John
Filler's page on mailing lists. The mailing lists on this site are divided
into five categories.
- A complete index to
20,784 genealogy mailing lists!
- ROOTS-L is a mailing list for people who are interested in any or all
aspects of genealogy, anywhere in the world. We're the original Internet
genealogical mailing list, and the largest. But that doesn't mean we're
not interested in new faces, new queries, new knowledge
NEWSGROUPS - many of these
newsgroups have gateway mailing lists (postings to the newsgroup are
also sent to the mailing list subscribers and vice versa) which provides
an alternative means of accessing the newsgroup postings.
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