Thursday, July 11, 2013

Search Engines and Indexes–Why They May Fail

We have all experienced doing a lookup using one search engine or another and failing to find the subject of the search. That failure doesn’t necessarily mean that the person searched for is not in the record. It simply means the search did not reveal him.

James Tanner, writing in his Genealogy’s Star Blog, provides a good explanation of why a search may not be successful. He explains the indexing process and its pitfalls as well as possible search engine short comings.

Understanding what James has to say can increase your searching effectiveness, and prompt you to look beyond what a search engine has to offer.

Read his article at:

Genealogy's Star: Why not to rely too heavily on search engines for genealogists

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