A companion to the Easy Google Genealogy Searcher, Part I, use the Easy Google Genealogy Searcher Part 2 to learn the additional possibilities Google offers for a genealogy search. Look for your ancestors in books, articles, blogs, and US patent searches.
Search historical society papers, journal articles and college thesis for your ancestor. If you have a politician or somewhat famous person for an ancestor, search to see if an article has been written about him.
Search US patents issued from 1776 to the present. Patents were not just issued to inventors and researchers, but also to factory workers, farmers, miners and many other regular people. Search to see if your ancestors had any patents issued. Our ancestors were very inventive.
Can't find your ancestors with Google? Try an Ancestry search:
+ Use a plus sign before a keyword so that it appears in your search results without stemming.
- Use a minus sign before a keyword that you do not want to appear in your search results.
~ Use the tilde sign before words for search results that include synonyms. (genealogy, ancestry, family tree).
" Place a first name and last name between double quotes to search for exact occurences of the name. Place location names of 2 or more words in quotes; i.e. "new york".
OR Use the OR operand to receive results that contain one of the query words or phrases.
* Use the asterisk as a wild card; ie. for a middle name.
... Use a number range search to match any one year in a range of years, i.e. 1700...1750