Saturday, November 21, 2015

Search genealogy resources at Live Roots

Here is a genealogy search engine that may be of value in your research. Enter a keyword or surname and you get two hit lists: one for surname results, and the other for resource results. The site gives these explanations:

"Surname Results -- Based on the keywords you enter, the search engine will check to see if any of them are surnames. For any surnames it finds, it will check the following three surname-based resources: (1) the Live Roots index, which contains names indexed from a variety of resources in the catalog; (2) the Transcribed Ephemera collection from Genealogy Today, which includes such free collections as the Funeral Card Images and WW2 War Ration Books; and (3) the Subscription Data service called Family Tree Connection, which contains information transcribed from a variety of smaller resources. After you complete a surname search and click one of the surname result links, you will have the option to narrow the search by first name, year and/or location.

"Resource Results -- The search engine will compare the keywords you enter to the thousands of resources in the Live Roots catalog. These resources include such things as online transcriptions, books available for purchase, cemetery listings, offline resources and a wide range of web site pages. The search will compare the keywords to those in the titles and descriptions of the resource listing. This search does NOT search the records within the resources unless they have been included in the Live Roots index mentioned above."

There are several tabs at the top of the landing page that you should explore: "Discover" and "Navigate" in particular.

Search genealogy resources at Live Roots:

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