At last week's Root Cellar's monthly workshop, a hint was offered by a member. It was suggested that instead of repeatedly doing searches in FindAGrave.com for relatives that had not yet been posted, you should create alerts in Google search. It is very simple to create an alert that will search for you in this format: beyer findagrave. Google will send you a message if information is posted on FindAGrave.com. with that surname. This idea works best if the surname you are researching is uncommon.
A couple of days later, I was catching up on the various genealogy blogs that I follow and I discovered Michael John Neill offered a similar tip on his blog "Search Tip of the Day." It reminded me that I must keep up with the good blogs out there, and Michael John Neill's blog is one of the best. Go to http://genealogysearchtip.blogspot.com to follow his "Search Tip of the Day – Almost Every Day," you won't be disappointed. Remember: Good ideas that we run across should always be added to our genealogical toolbox. Happy hunting!!
Posted by Ron Setzer