Thursday, February 26, 2009

1, 5-10 year possibilities (Part D) - better searches

My friend Lisa Alzo queried Ol’ Myrt and a number of other genealogy writers for input about trends we see coming down the pike in the world of genealogy. She plans to work the feedback we provided into an article for Family Chronicle magazine. However, her request did not preclude the cross posting of my thoughts on the subject here in my blog over the next few days. I look forward to reading what my colleagues think the future holds for family historians when Lisa’s article goes to press.

In response to What Sources (databases, technologies, etc.) or trends you think will be “hot” in the coming year, Ol’ Myrt continued by noting:

Using the Steve P. Morse model, more innovative researchers will create programs to circumvent the cumbersome search engines at, and, etc. Even using a Google “Site:” search is often the better alternative if you are hoping to have more relevant hits.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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