Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Try Mocavo!

On 23 June I put up a post on the new genealogy search engine called "Mocavo." Since then I have read more and more about it. This is something worth checking out. In fact, I even covered the website during our last Internet Explorations class. At any rate, I think it deserves a second "shout."

Mocavo searches free websites, and if that is not interesting enough, it includes such things as query lists and blogs in the search. Here is what the authors have to say about the site:

"The world’s largest free genealogy search engine,, provides genealogists access to the best free genealogy content on the web including billions of names, dates and places worldwide. seeks to index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information. While discovers new sites every day, some of the existing sites searchable on include genealogy message boards, family trees, state and local historical societies, the Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, the Internet Archive, various U.S. state archives, and many tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals."

It is easy to use--just type you search terms into the box that appears on the home page of the site...and don't forget, just as with most search engines, it may be best to put full names in quotes.

Check it out at

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