Beyond the Search Engine: Using Google Databases for Genealogy Research

Google has a number of databases and functions that we can search and/or use, such as Google Books, Google Scholar, and others that are useful to us as genealogy researchers. This is an overview of some of these databases and functions:

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference of what information to look for, you can download it by clicking on the Download button below:

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Genealogy QuickSheets – Frequently Asked Questions

Quicksheets are also known as Quick Reference Guides. They are generally a one or two page PDF that is downloadable. A few QuickSheets are as large as a five page PDF.
Every QuickSheet is in a specific post on The Ancestor Hunt website. Just bring up the post, and at the bottom of the page is a big brown Download button that allows you to view and/or download the PDF when clicked.
Yes! You can view or download as many as you wish.

One reply on “Beyond the Search Engine: Using Google Databases for Genealogy Research”

Doctor, I wanted to mention that sometimes for surname research, especially to see if an unusual surname was a dictionary word at a time in history; I use online corpora. Google has a corpora for its Books database in American, British and Spanish. Another Google database; a database of a data-mined database.

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