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From: "... valentine53179" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] HOW TO DO A GOOGLE SEARCH.
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 06:58:47 -0600
References: <f2.2a9c1ee0.2ba8729a@aol.com> <000301c2ef58$1839d900$d400bb3f@y8t1b6>


"jennie jones" +teacher +1840 +philadelphia
gets you thirteen results..

with o-n-e query

if you use Susan's method,
I would suggest that you continue the string in the MAIN box not the
secondary query box at the bottom...
and
then before you leave the site
copy paste the criteria you used to KNOW HOW to duplicate it again.

"jenny+jones"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] HOW TO DO A GOOGLE SEARCH.


> Hi Listers,
>
> Hope that I am not intruding. Some may not realize that
> google.com is a"filtering type" way to search.
> If it hasn't been shown, I have put an example search
> here. Google actually works as a web crawler picking
> up lots of things that other search engines miss. If you
> use the quote marks and + sign at the beginning of each
> search it will bring back only the exact terms that you
> listed. {Without the quote marks and + sign, the terms
> show up single-ly, or doubled, and in different order.}
>
> After this initial search which often does find 72,000 sites,
> you keep adding a word or few words continually narrowing the searchuntil
> you have less than 50-100 sites
> to search through. It is NOT necessary to use quote marks or + signs
after
> the first search. Use lower case
> letters that first time, to avoid government and business
> listings.
> EXAMPLE=
>
> "jennie+jones" results 34612 sites (valentine gets 46700??)
>
> {at bottom of first page/screen, click on box that says
> seach within the search, or something similar to those words}
> On this second page type in
> teacher results 728 sites
>
> Then type in
> 1840 results 57 sites
>
> Philadelphia results 4 sites
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Susan E
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:01 AM
> Subject: [ROOTS-L] RE: GOOGLE SEARCH
>
>
> >
> > Lastly, here's what puzzles me....several days ago someone posted asking
> for
> > some information and a member responded to the list that the poster
should
> do
> >
> > a "google search" like she herself had just done on the subject (and had
> come
> >
> > up with over 1100 hits). Well, why on earth would anyone want to wade
> > through 1100 websites looking for an answer when someone here on the
list
> > just might know it?? Isn't that the point of joining an email list? To
get
> > some help and offer some back when you can? It isn't the first time I've
> > seen the "google" response to someone's question, and I may be the only
> one
> > who finds it somewhat rude, but there you have my 2 cents worth.
> > The person who suggested the search had already looked up and sent the
> > information privately to the individual. She found it on the second line
> of
> > responses from google and emailed the website to the individual to
enable
> > them to use the whole site if needed. Having researched for a long time,
> it
> > was deducted the inquirer may have been a newbie. She always tries to
> inform
> > them as to how and where to search different venues. After much trial
and
> > error over the years, and still trying, she has found that giving the
> newbie
> > the direction for search will expand her search areas and they will find
> on
> > their own different sights.
> > She was helped by many when she was a newbie and has continued to help
> others
> > anyway she is able.
> > Sometimes there are many who know the answer and will reply the answer
to
> the
> > list, but that does not give the new researcher any idea of how to find
> > answers for themselves. On a daily basis, by using different search
> engines,
> > we broaden our horizons at this mad, addictive thing called genealogy.
It
> is
> > very rewarding sometimes and sometimes not, but there are great and
> wonderful
> > people out there that are willing to help and offer suggestions to
> > searchers, to make it easier for them.
> > Continued happy hunting and hope all find what they need.
> > Janet Paris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>


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