Weekly Planner: Google a Person, Place, or Thing

Ever wondered what great-grandma’s hometown in Ireland looked like? Google the town. Need to know if a historical figure has ties to your family history? Google his or her biography. Is that disease great-grandmother and her sister died of hereditary? Google the disease. Where did grandma get that crazy teapot? Google the manufacturer’s name that is on the bottom and add some descriptive keywords. In many cases, the answers to questions like these are just a few clicks away.

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  1. “Google” has become synonomous with doing a web search, but it’s only one of the web search engines available. There are also many others, such as Lycos, and some portal sites such as Yahoo and MSN have search capabilities. If Google doesn’t produce the results you need, try another search engine. They may have indexed other web sites that Google didn’t, and they use different matching algorithms and display algorithms so you may get different results even if they searched the same sites.

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