Quick tip: using genealogical search engines

Did you know that most genealogical websites in the Netherlands use a different search strategy than websites in the US? Most Dutch websites only find results that are a perfect match for your query. Each term you fill in acts as a filter for the results set and limits the chance of finding anything useful. The more you fill in, the less you find!┬áThis is different than most international websites, where approximate matches are also shown, with the best matches appearing first. If you use a … [Read more...]