The Best Ways to Search Using Google



Search engines are sometimes the best tools you have in searching for your ancestors. Many website are digitizing books and other documents that are searchable under the Google platform. Here are two way to use google to get more specific results. 


1. Using google search, put parentheses around the name or word, the put a comma and add a location or occupation. For example:


"ancestors name here" 
or
"ancestors name here" city, state
or 
"ancestors name here" occupation


You can add certain years (such as birth or death) and much more outside the parentheses. Googles search results have returned many books that have been digitized with my families information in it. 


2. Search more specifically within a website. If you want to search for the last name Bouchelle within this website, go to the google homepage and type in:


"site":[www.sweenyfiles.com][bouchelle]

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