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From: Ms Betty Fredericks <>
Subject: [Q-R] Other places to search on-line
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 03:08:39 -0700 (PDT)
Maybe 6 mos. ago I tried using the new "LDS beta search" feature, and didn't find information that was new for me. But, several people have suggested I try again, and this time I found an important piece of information I needed.
I almost always use www.familysearch.org mostly for the 1880 and 1881 census records and the SSDI. But, for some ancestors, I check to see if they are mentioned on that site. I've been doing that for 9 yrs. But, for several years, I check out the WorldConnect Project at www.rootsweb.com to see if my ancestors are mentioned there. There are several things researchers should check out at that home page.
And, last winter I went to a meeting at my local library where the speaker was "Dick Eastman" from the "genealogy newsletter." He was talking about all the different ways that "Google" can help with genealogy. There are tricks when doing a search there which most researchers might not know about. I don't recall the tricks at this second, but, if you browse around that home page, and click on different things, you might find something which can help. (He mentioned there is a book on the subject.)
(Actually, I've been trying to create a family-tree for a family-friend, and I just found a cousin of theirs -- just by doing an on-line search for their uncle's name.) (OGDEN from New Brunswick / Nova Scotia)
Hope this all helps someone !
Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)
P.S. There are also ways to find out about books you might need for your research. You can search Google/Books for the surname you're researching, or HeritageQuest/Books. And then there are your library's on-line catalog. One of my ancestors is Francis MOORE of 1600's Cambridge, MA (US). And, I was under the impression that no one had ever written a book about him and his descendants. I found out there is a book (set), and I went to another town's library to look at it and found important information in it.
Of my early ancestors from 1600's Cambridge and Charlestown, MA, there is a CROSBY book, a KIDDER book, a RICE book, a WILKINS book, etc. But, no one has ever written a book about the descendants of 2 brothers, George and Thomas HUTCHINSON, and that always frustrates me. If I had the wherewithal, I would do it. (There were about 6 HUTCHINSON patriarchs in the MA Bay Colony, and only one has a book.)