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DEMONSTRATION

  1. Go to the site:

    http://www.google.com

  2. Type the first and last name of your ancestor surrounded by quotation marks in the search box.

     

    "David Warner"

    NOTE: There is NO SPACE between the quotation marks and the letters in the name.

    Surrounding the name with quotation marks causes Google to treat the name as a phrase. Google will only return Web sites in which the first and last names appear next to one another. This significantly reduces the number of irrelevant results.

  3. If this is a common name, add the name of the town where your ancestor resided (without quotation marks).

    "David Warner"  Saybrook

  4. Click the Google Search button.
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