Friday, April 25, 2014

Million Short: A New Innovative Way to Search

Search engines like Google are wonderful for anyone wanting to perform standard searches. Google has an amazing ability to cover the depth and breadth of the internet, which is a major reason why so many people depend upon it. Google also has a real knack for always providing the most popular search results first. What happens, however, if you are looking for something that is not popular like ancestral records or obscure historic documents?

Now there is another way to perform searches on the internet for your ancestors. It is called Million Short. The name Million Short derives from the fact that this search engine basically ignores the 1 million most popular websites on the internet. Instead, it focuses on less-common websites. Basically, it specializes in what are known as long-tail searches, which focus on the obscure and the uncommon. Many genealogy records are obscure.

The search engine worked well in general when looking for ancestral records. It worked even better when looking for relatives and other living people. Of course, results will vary from person to person depending on the type of record you are looking for, the time period and the geographic location of the record. It can also be used as a traditional search engine to look up any other people, places, and things you wish to find more information on.

Here is the link to the Million Short search engine. 

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