What's a Google
Someone wrote to inquire, "What's a Google Alert?"
If you go to http://www.Google.com and
search for 'google alert' without the quote marks you'll get to the area where
you can tell Google to send you an email for specific reasons throughout the
FIRST SPECIFY THE SEARCH TERM. In my case I have several (ancestors, ancestry,
family history, genealogy).
THE EXPLAIN WHERE YOU WANT GOOGLE TO SEARCH. I choose 'comprehensive', although
you could request that Google look only in specific internet collections (news,
blogs, webs, groups).
THE TELL GOOGLE HOW OFTEN TO SEND THE ALERT (once a day, as it happens, once a
THEN CLICK THE CREATE ALERT button.
Once you have search terms on your Google Alert list, you can edit the
parameters or delete the alert entirely.
Happy family tree climbing!