Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Genealogy "Searching the databases"

Hello fellow hunters, it is Wednesday again working toward the weekend...Do u have anything planned for this weekend like going to cemeteries, visiting older relatives?  Let me know, I would love to know and maybe help u with some pointers.   Today, Newspapers (historical) lets u search but uses OCR (optical character recognition)  What is that u say?  U type a keyword like Robert Glasgow, and it looks for Robert and Glasgow which of course is going to bring up thousands of unnecessary information and is very unreliable.  If u search twice it will bring up different information each time.   If u r looking for a death notice use the date and then search within.   Try putting the whole name in parenthesis and hopefully it will bring up only the Robert Glasgow's u need.  Just a tip, the library in your town might have access to early historical newspapers.   Try.    Again, let me know how u make out.   cg

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