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 Beyond the Search Engine Using Google Databases for Genealogy Research

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

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  1. 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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