Mining Databases for Every Nugget of Information
Do you typically confine your Internet searches and online databases to simple keywords? Learn how to get the most out of your searching with Marian Press. Many family historians confine their searches of Internet search engines and online databases to the most simple of keyword searches, often using just a relatively random choice of words, thereby potentially missing nuggets of information buried deep. This presentation aims to remedy this, showing how to get the most from a database by knowing both the general principles of online searching, as well as database-specific methodologies: concepts such as Boolean operators, truncation, wild cards, synonym searching, word order and simple versus advanced search. Whether results can be exported and analyzed will also be covered. Internet search engines will be discussed, along with major genealogy databases such as Ancestry, FindMyPast and FamilySearch. This program will run between 40 minutes and 1 hour and will include time for questions.
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