TOP SEARCH ENGINES
Genealogy and Family History Internet Portals and Browsers
Worldwide search engine information and databases for webmasters,
research specialists, genealogists and family historians.
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General Internet Use
Genealogists & Historians
Understanding the Internet:
Genealogy vs. (Scholarly) and Wikipedia: (Examples)
Specialty: Genealogy &
Alexa Countries Top Sites
Alexa Top 500 Global Sites
Blog at ListofSearchEngines.org
Directory Resources ------- Internet
Google™ ------ Search Engine News
Information Today, Inc.: Periodicals
PDF Search Engine: Pdfgeni.com
Search DuckDuckGo: Anonymously
Search Engine Relationship Network
Discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatever
reason; (poor SEO, new site, small marketing budget, competitive keyword / s, etc.).
WOW.com: Imgur: The Most Awesome Images on the Internet
Quick links to popular sites.
GENERAL INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES
WEB SEARCH ENGINE
* Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
* List of Search Engines: Top 10 Search Engine List (2016)
* NASET: Search Engines
Listing of many Internet search engine sites.
* Search Engine Dictionary
Glossary of search engine terms.
* Search Engine List
Comprehensive list of search engines.
BROWSERS - DIRECTORIES - PORTALS:
BROWSERS: History of the Web Browser - Timeline of Web Browsers
* 20 Things I Learned About Browsers & the Web
- Table of Things
* Browsers & Technologies: The Evolution of the Web
* Comparison of Web Browsers: List of Web Browsers
- Firefox®: Download Firefox® — Free Web Browser
- Google™ Chrome: Google™ Chrome
Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux.
- Internet Explorer: Download Web Browser - Internet Explorer
- Opera Web Browser: Opera Browser (Opera Browser Wiki)
- Safari Web Browser: Apple - Safari
Browse the web in smarter, more powerful ways.
- Usage Share of Web Browsers: Mobile Browser
* List of Web Directories
PORTALS: Definition of a Web Portal
Traditional search engines have transformed themselves into web portals.
MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES:
* AOL: AOL® Search - Sitemap
* Google™: Official Google™ Blog - Outline of Google™
"When someone types your name inside quotation marks on the popular search
engine Google™, your history emerges, with your past places of employment,
significant others, athletic achievements and academic record potentially popping
up on the screen. Any variation on the spelling of a name -- say, dropping the 'W.'
in 'George W. Bush' -- also alters the results." (Can be used on any search engine.)
- Directory of Google™ Custom Search Engines
- Google™ Custom Search - Create a Custom Search Engine
- Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: State Web Sites
- Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: Counties Only
- Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: Cities Only
- Google™ | Facebook®
- Google™ Guide: Help with Searching: Search Features
- Google™ Operating System (Unofficial Google™ Blog)
- Google™ Site Map
- Google™ Toolbar
- Google™ Tutor: Tutorials & Tips for Google Users
- Hot Tips on How to Use Google for Genealogy Searches
- Cyndi's List - Googling for Grandma
- Google™ Genealogist (part 1) - YouTube™
Utilizing the latest tools from Google to find your family history.
- Google™ Genealogist (part 2) - YouTube™
Utilizing the latest tools from Google to organize your family history.
- Google™ Genealogist (part 3) - YouTube™
Utilizing the latest tools from Google to organize your family history.
- How to Refine Google™ Genealogy Searches
- How to Use Google™ Advanced Search for Genealogy - Part I
- How to Use Google™ Advanced Search for Genealogy - Part II
- List of Google™ Products
- Exhaustive Google Product List
- Google™ - Products
Google™ Domains: directory, links, sites and services.
- Scholarly Guide to Google™ - Harvard College Library
- YouTube™ - Google's Channel
* Mozilla Blog - Mozilla Firefox®:
Mozilla Firefox® Web Browser [Mozilla Project]
Faster, more secure and customizable.
- Mozilla Firefox®
- Mozilla Firefox Start Page
Reclaim your inbox.
* MSN®: MSN® - Windows Live®
- Bing™: Bing™ - Bing™ Blogs - Bing™ - Search Worldwide
Live Search evolved into Bing™.
- List of Services by MSN®
- MSN® Worldwide
* All Searches - All-In-One Search Engine Tools
* Beaucoup! 2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories
* CEOExpress® Multi-Search
* Dogpile® Web Search
* Instya MultiSearch
* Mamma Metasearch
* Search-22 - Internet Search Engines
* Search66 Search Engine
* Search.com - Metasearch Search Engine
* Search Engine Central - Search Hundreds of Sites
* Startpage™ Search Engine (Ixquick™)
* UnaBot® - All-in-One Meta Search Engine
* WebCrawler® Web Search
* Zoo Search
A new, one-stop search engine.
MULTI SEARCH INFORMATION:
* About®: Topic Guides by Experts
* BBC: World's Largest Broadcasting Organization
* Country Search Engines
* Cyndi's List - Search Engines
* Earth Station Nine
Relevance is everything.
* HotSheet® Directory
* List of Search Engines
- Alexa® Web Information Company
Interesting sites of the world from A to Z.
* PINAKES, A Subject Launchpad: List of Subject Gateways along with their Logos
Search engine resources.
* Search Engine Colossus
International directory of search engines. Conduct exhaustive web searches
using English, or the home languages of countries. Submit to search engines.
* Search Engine Guide Blog
* Search Engine Wiki
- Search Engine College: Search Engine Marketing Courses
* Search Engines & Directories A to Z
About.com: Web Search.
* Search Links
Top search engines, directories, libraries and metasearch pages.
* Specialized Search Engines in the Best of the Web Directory
* Top 50 Search Engines
REGIONAL & EUROPEAN SEARCH ENGINES:
- 80 Plus European Search Engines and Directories
- European Search Engines, Directories and Lists
- Ezilon Europe - Regional Web Directory and Search Engine
- Regional Genealogy and Local History Research in Europe
- Search Engines: Beaucoup! Geographical - Europe
- Russia: @MAIL.RU - VKontakte - Yandex
* INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES:
- Genealogy Guide to Google™ Country Search Engines
- Google™ Translate
English language search engines in all countries in the world.
- Brazil: Universo Online
- China: Baidu.com
- Top 100 Chinese Websites
- India: rediff.com/
- Korea: Naver
* REGIONAL (Multi):
Regional web directory and search engine.
- Google's Vast Domain: A Google Country-Level Site List
Websites in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America & Oceania.
- Portals to the World
[down for content review: LOC @ Internet Archive Wayback Machine]
Library of Congress selective links (including search engines),
providing authoritative and in-depth information
about the nations and other areas of the world.
- Regional Area Search Engines
Listed by individual country.
INSTRUCTIONS: GENERAL INTERNET USE
Internet - Portal:Internet
* Bare Bones 101
Basic tutorial on searching the web.
Hub for teaching web skills.
* Fagan Finder
Find anything and everything online.
* Finding Information on the Internet
Web directories, gateways and other resources.
* Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
UC Berkeley: teaching library Internet workshops.
* Free Internet Basics Tutorials at GCFLearnFree
From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up
on Microsoft Office to unemployed individuals gaining career skills to students
practicing math, everyone can find something useful. All sizes and types have
benefited, including K-12 schools, home school groups, colleges, libraries,
prisons, churches, community centers, employment centers, hospitals, businesses,
government agencies, and nonprofits with a variety of missions and populations.
* Internet 101
Popular guide to the Internet.
* Internet Guides, Tutorials, and Online Training Information | Mindflash
Guides, online courses, tutorials, and glossaries that
will help you learn more about using the Internet.
* ipl2: Information You Can Trust: Resources by Subject
High-quality websites carefully selected, described,
and organized, including current events and issues,
holidays and seasons, helpful tools for information
users, human interest, and more.
- Best Search Tools Chart | Infopeople
- Search Tools for Web Sites and Intranets
* LEARN THE NET™: Your Online Guide
Tutorials, trainers, online lessons and references for the newbie.
* Open Learning - OpenLearn - Open University
- History & The Arts
- Literature and Creative Writing
- Writing Family History
- Library Services: Library Resources
- OpenLearn Works
Open educational platform where individuals and organisations
can publish their open content, open courses and resources.
It is Moodle based and has tools for collaboration, reuse and remixing.
- Finding Information in Information Technology and Computing
Internet provides a world of information, but how do you find
what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the
meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate
the material you come across. You will learn how to plan your
searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of
the key resources in this area.
Skills accessing, finding and reviewing information
- Tag Finder
- Tag: ancestry - Tag: genealogy
* SearchTeam: Blog
Search alone no more, when using the world's
first real-time collaborative search engine.
* Using The Internet For Seniors: BBC WebWise
Beginner’s Guide by Cheeky Munkey.
* Virtual Training Suite
Free Internet tutorials to develop Internet research skills.
* Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers & Issues
* Wires: Inside the Internet
RESEARCH STRATEGIES: INTERNET EVALUATION
* Association of Internet Researchers
Academic association dedicated to the advancement
of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies.
* Autocomplete - Search Help
As you type into the search box, Google™ Suggest guesses
what you're typing and offers suggestions in real time.
* blekko | slashtag search
Results culled from a set of trusted websites;
excluds material from such sites as content farms.
* BrightPlanet: Deep Web Intelligence
- BrightPlanet | White Papers & Publications Archives
Keyword map for the whole Internet.
- Search Engine Dictionary
Use keywords, keyword map and WordNet
for similar Internet word searching.
- WordNet and WordNet Search - 3.0
Online lexical reference system, with English nouns,
verbs, adjectives and adverbs organized into synonym
sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept.
Different relations link the synonym sets.
* Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing
- Cloud Basics for Nonprofits & Libraries
- Development Cloud Solutions | Electric Cloud
- DMOZ - Computers: Internet: Cloud Computing
- Cloud Reviews | Cloud Hosting | Managed Cloud | Cloud Storage & Apps
* DEEP WEB: Deep Web - JEP - Deep Web Search | OpenSourceInternet.org
Deep Web Research & Discovery Resources 2014 | LLRX.com - Invisible Web - UCB
What it is, why it exists, how to find it and Its inherent ambiguity.
Content in the deep web is massive -- approximately 500 times
greater than that visible to conventional search engines -- with
much higher quality throughout. Directed query technology is
the only means to integrate deep and surface Web information.
The information retrieval answer has to involve both "mega"
searching of appropriate deep Web sites and "meta" searching
of surface Web search engines to overcome their coverage problem.
- Beyond Google™: The Invisible Web
Some fast facts about the invisible web.
- CompletePlanet (archived; discontinued March 2014)
Discover over 70,000+ databases and specially search engines.
- DeepDyve - Search for Research
- DeepPeep: DeepPeep: Discover the Hidden Web
Eventually aims to make 90% of all WWW content accessible.
- Pipl - People Search
Most comprehensive people search on the web.
- White Papers
By Internet Expert Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.
* Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria & Tools
* Evaluation of Information Sources
* Information Literacy: The Web is not an Encyclopedia
Leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation;
reports on digital innovation that empowers and inspires people around the world.
* Noodle Tools
Information literacy: search strategies.
* Sree.net: Smarter Surfing Links
* Using Online Resources and Sharing Information
Free tutorials and strategies that provide information for refining web search skills.
* Web-based Internet Evaluation
Evaluating Internet sites 101.
* Web Pages for Scholarly Societies
* World Wide Web Visual Search Engine: Content-based Image Retrieval
- List of Visual Search Engines
Watch HD cooking, yoga, and fitness videos.
- Kadaza: Visual Web Directory
- Genealogy and Family Networks
- Quintura™ for Kids: See & Find
Click the words in the cloud to discover popular search topics or surf the web.
Reverse visual search.
Most relevant search results, based on the combination of
website rankings by the top 3 search engines – Google™, Bing™
and Yahoo!®. Results presented in a visually compelling manner
that illustrates how they rank on the three engines simultaneously.
SPECIALTY: GENEALOGISTS and HISTORIANS
UNDERSTANDING the INTERNET
All pre-modern historical events, recorded by individuals
deficient in Historiography procedures, (prior to modern
instant recording and reproduction capability), should be
evaluated as primary contemporaneous sources, subject
to some time lapse and cultural interjection of bias.
Genealogists, in the capacity of the expert witness, must
reduce the degree of removal from past physical and social
events, (through a thorough exhaustive understanding of all
surviving record sources); insomuch, that their opinion or
testimony of what is the "truth", (as contained in the written
documents or other valid sources), has the essential equivalent
trustworthiness equal to an unbiased eyewitness account.
* Ancestor Hunt
Free genealogy search engines.
* Ancestor Search
Find your family history with free genealogy search.
* Beginning Internet Genealogy
* Cyndi's List - Handy Online Starting Points
* Cyndi's List - Internet Genealogy
* Doctoral Study of the Use of the Internet for Genealogy (pdf)
Kylie J. Veale has commenced a PhD research program
with Curtin University of Technology, Australia, to examine
how genealogists use the Internet, and to investigate the
consequences of the development of genealogy
as a significant Internet-based activity.
* Free Genealogy Search Engines
Genealogy, family tree and lineages.
* Genealogist's Internet, 5th Edition: Links
Comprehensive introduction and guide to
researching British family history on the Internet.
* Genealogy Inforseeker
search engines index.
* "GENEALOGY" vs ("SCHOLARLY GENEALOGY") searches:
- AOL® (AOL®)
- Bing™ (Bing™)
- Google™ (Google™)
- Google™ Book Search (Google™ Book Search)
- Google™ Groups (Google™ Groups)
- Yahoo!® (Yahoo!®)
* Genealogy Webmaster - Webmasters
The what, how and why of constructing
and maintaining Internet genealogy sites.
* Google™ Genealogy Style
Google™ power search tips for genealogists.
- Easy Google™ Genealogy Searcher by Ancestor Search
Learn the possibilities Google™ offers for a genealogy search.
- Genealogy Search using Google™
WebSearch Wizard steps one, two and three.
- Tips for Using Google™ in your Genealogy Searches
* History (University students develop their Internet research skills.)
Learn how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information
for your coursework and assignments. Free "teach yourself" practice tutorial
that develops Internet information skills.
* Information Research: Genealogists & Family Historians
Open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal; making accessible
the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.
- Investigating the Information-seeking Behaviour of Genealogists & Family Historians
* Internet Guide: How to Find Your Family History and Cultural Roots (pdf)
"For generations, members of your family have sent
you the historical equivalent of a message in a bottle.
They launched them from . . . every corner of the world
with every immigrant’s voyage to America. Every day now,
these messages, in the form of historical documents and records,
are coming ashore from the vast ocean of information we call
the Internet. . . . In the blink of an eye, the Internet makes it
possible to do much of the searching from your own home. . . ."
* Live Roots Genealogy Search Engine
Locating genealogical resources, both online
and offline in repositories around the world.
* Mocavo: Blog - Genealogy Record Set Browser
Free genealogy and family tree search engine.
* MyHeritage.com: Site Map
- Research: How MyHeritage.com Research Works
Search over 1500 genealogy databases with one "super" search,
or focus on a smaller subset of databases that interest you.
Genealogy, ancestry, family history
search and family tree.
* Online Genealogical Research Resources
BYU Studies review.
* Pedigree & Lineage Networking: Family Trees
* Primary Source: Genealogical Proof Standard
- Primary Sources: What Are Primary Sources?
- Using Primary Sources on the Web
From Reference & User Services Association (RUSA).
* Researching Your Family Tree
Self-paced tutorial is designed for beginning genealogists,
with basic computer and Internet skills.
* Search Historical Records - Ancestry.com
- Family History for Beginners | Learn | FamilySearch.org
* W3 Search Engines - Internet Search Engines
Free internal web search engine and wiki for genealogy.
* Who Can Find People?
Information and resources for genealogists, family historians
and researchers to find people, places and things.
* Wikipedia®: Help:Searching - Qwika
Provides a detailed overview of Wikipedia's search feature,
and instructions on using external search engines, such as Google™,
to find information. For a short introduction to searching Wikipedia®.
- List of Wikipedias - Meta
- Portal:Contents/A–Z Index
- WIKIPEDIA® for GENEALOG* - GENEALOGY
- Search Results - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
Searched for family - [Index] - genealogy - [Index] ETC.
Sample set: (10k of over 25k for genealog* and counting)
- genealog* - Search results 00001 - 00500
- genealog* - Search results 00501 - 01000
- genealog* - Search results 01001 - 01500
- genealog* - Search results 01501 - 02000
- genealog* - Search results 02001 - 02500
- genealog* - Search results 02501 - 03000
- genealog* - Search results 03001 - 03500
- genealog* - Search results 03501 - 04000
- genealog* - Search results 04001 - 04500
- genealog* - Search results 04501 - 05000
- genealog* - Search results 05001 - 05500
- genealog* - Search results 05501 - 06000
- genealog* - Search results 06001 - 06500
- genealog* - Search results 06501 - 07000
- genealog* - Search results 07001 - 07500
- genealog* - Search results 07501 - 08000
- genealog* - Search results 08001 - 08500
- genealog* - Search results 08501 - 09000
- genealog* - Search results 09001 - 09500
- genealog* - Search results 09501 - 10000
- [Listed below are a few of the above numbered
genealog* search results; showing examples
from results of 25,375 referenced, and counting.]
- Almanach de Gotha
Directory of Europe's highest nobility and royalty.
Study of anthroponyms, the names of human beings.
- Name: Category:Names
- Clan names
- Family Name
- Given Name
- Category:Given Names
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
- Personal Name
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
- Surname Newsgroups: Blogs, Genealogy Newsletters and Periodicals
- 0-9 · A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
- Category:Family: Category:Families
- Family History
- Family History Society
- Family Tree
- Genealogia Deorum Gentilium
- Genealogical Bewilderment
Group of psychological problems stemming
from lack of knowledge of one's ancestors.
- Genealogical DNA test
- Genealogical Method
- Genealogical Numbering Systems
- Genealogical Society of Ireland
- Genealogical Society of Utah
- Genealogies of Genesis
- Alphabetic History of Civilization: Ancient and Modern Genealogies
- Genealogies of the Nobles
History book related to Islam, authored
by Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri (d. A.D. 892).
- Academic genealogy of Theoretical Physicists
- Category:Genealogy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Genealogy (Foucault): Michel Foucault
- Genealogy of Khadijah's Daughters
- Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, first wife, of
the last of the Prophets of Islam: Muhammad.
She had six children. See also: Muhammad's Wives
- Genealogy of the British Royal Family
- Genealogy of the Spanish Royal Family
- Genealogy Software
- Generations Network now (Ancestry.com)
Acronym of Genealogical Research and
Analysis Management Programming System.
- Genetic Genealogy
- Kinship Terminology
Scientific study of place-names (toponyms),
their origins, meanings, use and typology.
- Category:Place Names
- William the Conqueror
SPECIALTY: GENEALOGY and FAMILY HISTORY
LISTING of DIRECTORIES - LINKS SITES - PORTALS
* ABCgenealogy.com : A to Z Surname Links
* About Genealogy
Learn how to research your family tree.
- Family Tree Search Online
Internet databases and records for online genealogy research.
- Regional Genealogy - Family Tree Resources by Locality
* Access Genealogy
- Native American - Indian Genealogy
* Alexa® Web Search
- Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Society/Genealogy
* Alphabetical List | BYU Family History Library | HBLL
List of all BYU Family History Library Lab resources.
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Archives.com: Blog
* Cyndi's List: Blog - Sitemap
- Browse Categories Alphabetically:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
- Genealogy Categories:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Digital Librarian: Genealogy
Librarian's choice of the best of the Web.
* DistantCousin.com - Genealogy Index
* Earth Station Nine: Genealogical Resources
* Family History Internet Sites
* Free Genealogy Stuff: Cyndi's List - Free Stuff
* GenDir - Free Genealogy Directory
* Genealogy & Family Heritage
* Genealogy & History Links Library
- Foreign Resources Gateway
* Genealogy Links
* Genealogy - Lists Etc. on Pinterest
* Genealogy Online - Web Sites For Genealogists
* Genealogy Register
* Genealogy Resources [refdesk.com]
* Genealogy Today
Surname queries, genealogy news, articles and research tips.
* Genealogy-Links - National & International Links
* GenealogyStore.com: GenealogyStore.com
- Links Maintenance: A B C D E F G H "I" J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* GenealogyWW : Links
* Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow Pages
* Ji's Site (archived)
Free worldwide genealogy and family history research.
* Kindred Trails™
Links by location: genealogy resources for family history research around the world.
* List of Genealogy Portals
* Mary's Genealogy Treasures
Directory provides suggestions for a variety of websites.
* National Institute for Genealogical Studies - Links
* Open Directory dmoz (Top: Society: Genealogy)
Add or update URL, become an editor, general sites, world wide guides,
ethnicity, magazines, organizations, references, regions, services and surnames.
- List of Web Sites about Society: Genealogy
- Web Directories
* Portal:Genealogy at GRAMPS
* Portal:Genealogy at Wikipedia®
* Research Wiki | ourFamily•ology
Click on any of the letters (or titles) [TOPICS], to view title (s) with those letters.
Home page of the loyal RootsWeb community.
- RootsLinks - The RootsWeb.com URL Genealogy Registry
Choose a category to see all listings available.
* Sharkey's Links To Genealogical Links:
A B C D E F G H "I" J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Sirius Genealogy 2.0
Learn, collaborate and teach fellow enthusiasts all
about using technology in your genealogical quest.
* WebRing: Home & Family > Genealogy
Free web search engine and wiki for genealogy.
- Browse Pages - Genealogy
* Worldwide Links to Family History Sites
* 'Z' Liinks
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