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From: "Hank C" <>
Subject: Re: Genealogy - what and where is it?
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 12:37:21 GMT
References: <005401c2df88$fc53eca0$d4a1a5c2@computer> <IlMJAaQ35IY+Ewjx@hyperpeople.demon.co.uk> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Once the search engine takes you to a specific page, you can find the word
you want under Edit > Find in page.
"The Chief" <> wrote in message
> (Dennis Ahern) wrote in message
> > Don Moody () wrote:
> > : In message <005401c2df88$fc53eca0$>, Jane Lyons
> > : <> writes
> > : >In the past, when people criticised any person who posted lists of
> > : >newspaper articles to any genealogy list, I used to 'react' so to
> > : >speak..........in anger with the critic, and defence of the poster -
> > : >didn't have to be me.
> > <deleted text>
> > : No search engine means no use. Search engines which direct to a 'page'
> > : with thousands of names, but which do NOT highlight the name searched
> > : for wherever it occurs on the page, are not useful. To use jargon, you
> > : have to understand for any field of information searching what are its
> > : 'indexable concepts' and how the searchers operate in 'fast scan'
> > Perhaps you are not aware that everything we say here is archived in a
> > searchable database on http://www.google.com and the terms you put in
> > a query, be they names, places, or other terms, are highlighted in the
> > displayed results. You can also qualify the search to look for postings
> > by a specific user. In addition, the soc.genealogy.ireland postings are
> > mirrored to the GENIRE-L list, which is also archived online.
> > See: http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl?list=GENIRE
> > Searchable Archive of GENIRE-L Messages
> > Google's Archive of soc.genealogy.ireland
> > These, and other useful links, can be reached from the TIARA web site.
> > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> > Dennis Ahern | The Irish Ancestral Research Association
> > Acton, Massachusetts | Dept. W, P.O. Box 619, Sudbury, MA 01776
> > | http://www.tiara.ie
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> For the record, I do read some of the newspaper extracts. I skip the
> BDM extracts as they are not relevant (to me) but I find some of the
> court cases and other "news" items interesting as giving a flavour for
> the times. If the BDM extracts were relevant to me I would have a
> major issue, which has already been put by Sean, but not answered so
> far: are the extracts comprehensive or random/selected? This point is
> critical - if I searched the newspaper abtracts site for a particular
> event and did not find it, does that mean it was not in the paper, or
> is it simply that it did not attract attention by Denis or Cathy?
> The Chief
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