Thursday, 17 May 2007

Googling for Genealogy

1. If you want to search Google without getting back a whole bunch of ads with the results try: www.google.com/search?output=googleabout

2. Google has a new Experimental Search facility. It has several components and I was attracted by timeline and map views, which "extracts key dates and locations from select search results so you can view the information in a different dimension." They claim these "work best for searches related to people, companies, events and places." You can try it from your main Google search page by appending view:timeline or view:map to your search terms. I've done a very few searches, too early to give an evaluation but I've found nothing very exciting yet.

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