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From: MSN NicknameDawsonDescended  (Original Message)Sent: 6/27/2003 12:42 PM
Edit, Highlight, Copy & Paste these Templates to a Google Search:
*or any other search you prefer Google responds the best, most often
Edit = replace the [your surname] with the surname you are researching
  • [your surname] AND obituary OR obituaries
  • [your surname] AND births OR "birth announcment"
  • [your surname] AND deaths OR "death notices"
  • [your surname] AND Illinois OR Indiana
  • [your surname] AND [another surname]
  • An example of surname and first name: "Carl Sagan" OR "Sagan, Carl"
  • Be creative! Think about the results.  To find marriage information, hen try this combo behind [your surname] 'marriage OR marriages OR wedding OR engagement' 
  • Try both singular and plural, you just never know who has just one marriage or a skad of marriages published.

The capitalized AND and OR are critical searh boolean instructions and are case sensitive.  The quotations are also important at that means exact phrase.  This can also be accomplished via an advanced Google search  You can also eliminate particular aspects by using NOT, but be very careful what you eliminate.

Happy Google'n, Carolyn

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