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One of the things we do as genealogists is read blogs. The information we find in them ranges from interesting and useful to the utterly useless and downright wrong. I find using Google’s blog alert feature one of the more perceptive things a person can do with blogs. In the daily alert, one can set up a search string like that for doing a regular Google search with required, optional, and negative keywords. For instance, if I want to exclude any drivel from a particular blogger, I can simply append the source of the blog to the end of my keyword string, i.e., “-trakkrs”. In all future alerts, these blog posts will be excluded, giving the daily alert at least one more potentially useful post for us to look at.


Written by N. P. Maling

13 October 2009 at 20:26

Posted in Blogging

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