Googling Your Ancestors

@Hate2Iron (8022)
Canada
April 2, 2016 1:35pm CST
If you have tried absolutely everything else, give good old Google a try. All that you need do is start off with quotation marks surrounding the ancestor in question. In my case it would be "john rook" +mary harland You aren't going to always find what you are looking for, but just keep plugging in new terms to see what comes up. Even the oddest of searches can sometimes work. You just never know what you will turn up! I once found a copy of an old diary using this technique. As for the couple above... give it a try and see what you will find. If you have any other little tricks, we would all love to know them!!
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• United States
2 Apr 16
If you have some names, sometimes looking them up on different social media can be helpful and get you additional relatives names and get you in contact with relatives you might of never been able to reach (or know of) otherwise. Some of these newly discovered relatives have also done ancestor searches and may have additional information or family pictures passed down to them.
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
Actually that is a very good thing to do and I have found a lot of distant cousins that way. At the moments, I am waiting to hear if I have found another one!
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@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
That's a cool idea. Maybe I'll try it later.
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
On another occasion, I found something I wasn't looking for... he had been caught doing something naughty and paid the price lol!
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@Micmac (9428)
4 Apr 16
I never thought of this, thanks for the idea. Will give it a try, never know what surprises I might discover from my ancestors.