June 2008, V7#6: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

When searching online, never forget to try more than one search engine.

August 2004, V3#8: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009 

Don’t forget when searching the census that several “schedules” exist for different time periods.  If available, use them together.  For instance, if you find someone on a mortality schedule, you will probably be able to find them on the main census.  Mortality listings also point to other non-census places that may have information such as death records, obituaries and funeral home records.

December 2004, V3#12: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008 

Alternate Searching

Stuck at a roadblock and just sure your information isn’t online?  If you try different search strategies, you may “get lucky”.  Especially if researching an ethnicity, consider adding or substituting the “foreign” word for English such as the Dutch word for birth or born if looking for a Dutch birth record.