GOOGLE, (see http://www.google.com
) has a SEARCH option which is not commonly known.
Here is how it works... Lets say I was searching for the surname
So, I type in the following in the Google Search window slot (not
the Internet Explorer address slot):-
It is vital that a space is left before the letter
j in johnson and after the last letter n.
I am then presented with 22 references to JOHNSONs in the MIs, all
nicely high-lighted. A click on the link, in blue and underlined, for
any entry will take you straight to the list of M.I.'s on this website.
The same can apply to a placename or occupation etc, such as WIGHT
(for Isle of Wight) thus:-
I then am presented with several references to Wight in the MIs.
Any subsequent search for a different place name
or surname will result in Google being be very
helpful and when your type the first '/' forward slash, a window will
drop down displaying the previous searches you carried out.
Just click on the first entry and then it only requires that the 'name'
be changed. Its very easy and very quick. To remove an entry on the drop
down list, just highlight and press delete.
One point to remember is that when a new list of M.I.'s from a
Churchyard is added to the list, it may take up to four weeks for Google
to find it, so check the Updated
17-05-2007 section for
If you have found this suggestion useful, or have any further
tips, please let us know on email@example.com
are all indebted to Peter Johnson of Newcastle, Australia for bringing
this search routine to our notice