Genealogy & Gophers – Who Knew?

Genealogy & Gophers – Who Knew?

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Did you know that there are thousands of digitized family histories, regional and local histories, genealogy magazines along with how-to books, gazetteers, newsletters, and medieval histories freely available online? Organizations like Project Gutenberg, FamilySearch, Internet Archive, Google Books and educational institutions have been digitizing old books for years. That’s both good news and…

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Genealogy & Gophers – Who Knew?

Did you know that there are thousands of digitized family histories, regional and local histories, genealogy magazines along with how-to books, gazetteers, newsletters, and medieval histories freely available online? Organizations like Project Gutenberg, FamilySearch, Internet Archive, Google Books and educational institutions have been digitizing old books for years. That’s both good news and bad news. While there are a lot of freely-accessible publications available, finding them can be a challenge. That’s where Genealogy Gophers comes in. Continue reading “Genealogy & Gophers – Who Knew?”

Anatomy of an Information Trap

Leo asked me to define Information Trap. So here goes: it’s a trap for information. HA! No, seriously, an “information trap” is a monitor placed on the Web in general or on specific Web site or network to grab new or updated information. I use the term “information trap” instead of “Web monitor” because often people think that a Web monitor monitors a Web server in case it goes down.

Let your search engine do the walking . . . Learn how at ResearchBuzz.

Web Search in MacFamilyTree

Web Search in MacFamilyTree

In addition to synchronizing with FamilySearch, MacFamilyTree also makes it possible to search other online archives with the Web Search feature. It’s easy and amazing. Here’s how … Click the Web Search button in the toolbar. Choose the person record for the person you are searching. Basic data from that person appears in the Search Parameters area. You can change that information if you…

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Web Search in MacFamilyTree

In addition to synchronizing with FamilySearch, MacFamilyTree also makes it possible to search other online archives with the Web Search feature. It’s easy and amazing. Here’s how . . .

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  1. Click the Web Search button in the toolbar.
  2. Choose the person record for the person you are searching. Basic data from that person appears in the Search Parameters area. You can change that information if you wish.
  3. Now select the archive you want to search.
  4. Click the Find button.

Your results will appear just below the parameters. In this example, WikiTree offered me additional search paramaters so I could expand my search.

I am quite impressed with this feature. I can quickly search for an individual in multiple archives just by changing the site and clicking Find again. Unfortunately, this feature is not included on MobileFamilyTree . . . yet. I’m hoping it will be added soon.

Both MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree are on sale until July 17th.