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