Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Internet Genealogy Tip

Have you tried using Google Alerts?

Google Alerts will search for your long lost cousins on the Internet while you sleep.

To create a Google Alert, enter a topic you wish to monitor in the search terms box, then enter your e-mail address.

Every time there is a new occurrence of that search term on an Internet page, you will receive an e-mail about it.

If you enter a surname you are researching, Google Alerts will tell you whenever a new family tree or Facebook account containing that surname appears.

This works especially well when the name you are researching is uncommon.

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