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Last summer I attended the online webinar Google Alerts for Genealogists on High-Definition Genealogy by Thomas MacEntee.
Shortly afterwards I created an assortment of alerts using Google Reader. This simple tool has revealed an amazing amount of information. From genealogy articles, blogs and webinar announcements. There is no question the alerts have kept me connected and furthered my learning.
Today one of the most interesting alerts showed up on the site. Several weeks ago I created the "hindsley" + "census" alert. My goal was to see if 1940 U.S. Census information for the Hindsley family would be captured.
This morning the following alert was listed in Google Reader.
Jun 11, 2012 (14 hours ago)
View Robert Hindsley's 1940 US census record to find family members, occupation details & more. Access is free so discover Robert's story today.
Clicking the link lead to the following information on Ancestry.
Robert Hindsley in the 1940 Census
So exciting when a plan works! Next up is to discover how many ancestors actually show up in Google Reader.
|Age||16, born abt 1924|
|Home in 1940|
New Castle, Delaware
|…and 2 others (view record).|
Here are a few links helpful links to get you started.
Automate Your Google Searches - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Google Alerts - Automated Web Searches for Genealogists - RootsWeb
Using Google Alerts in The 30CD : YouTube Video
Off to stay alert with additional ancestors. Happy hunting!