Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Mailbox: Genealogy Search Engines

The Ancestry Insider's Monday MailboxDear Ancestry Insider,


You some time ago (yeah, real helpful) published an article about a search engine where you only had to enter information once and then it would save it while you searched multiple sites, one at a time. I have lost the link. (Getting old and, at 70, starting to suffer from crs :) Thanks.

Richard E. A'Hern AFGC, SBH

Dear Richard,

You don’t have to be 70 to have bad memory. I’ve started losing memory with a vengeance. I might remember many years ago reviewing a website that did this, but I can’t remember what it was called.

I’ve dug around more recent articles and found two of interest.

---The Ancestry Insider


  1. Try

  2. You may a want to try GenealogyInTime's search engine at the following URL:

  3. I think the tool the writer is referring to was Copernic which had a great ability to search multiple engines and yield a combined list of the results. It has now morphed into a Microsoft Desktop search engine directed at ones own files rather than the internet. I used it for many years for Family History Searches.

  4. When I click on Chrome RootsSearch to install I receive the following message: Add "RootsSearch"? It can: .Read and change all your data on the website you visit. Is this safe? Thank you for any information you can provide. The site looks awesome, hope I can use it.

    1. It is all a matter of trust. Do you trust the company that publishes RootsSearch? Do other people trust them? How long has it been available? What do the reviews say about it? How many reviews are there?

    2. I have used roots search for quite awhile and love it!

    3. I have used roots search for quite awhile and love it!

  5. I used to use Copernic as well, about 15 or 20 years ago. And there was (and is) Joshua Taylor dd a great presentation on this subject at a family history conference back around 2013.

  6. After some initial testing, it appears that I will be using RootSearch often.


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