One of my current Google Alerts is:
Now, I need to change it to:
The minus sign still works though, as in "clinton county" ohio -jail. (I was getting too many jailed persons alerts!)
The tilde sign ~ also works like the + sign used to.
I would not have known about this change had I not been subscribed to and read about it in (Dick) Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsetter and Lisa Louise Cooke's The Genealogy Gems E-Newsletter of 26 Oct 2011. Other search tools are available at Google Support.
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posted by Denise HIbsch Richmond