Column: One Search Engine for Dozens of Databases

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: One Search Engine for Dozens of Databases

Snippet: You’ve probably done it. I know I have: spent hours searching one database after another with the same key words. If you’re like me, you have more than two—maybe more than five—different spellings for a surname. It’s time consuming to search each database individually.

Often a website contains several databases, and I silently wish I could enter a surname once and voila: results from all databases appear.

Recently I discovered the mega search engine on the Library and Archives Canada website . One search examines dozens of databases consisting of 16,423,512 documents and brings together the results in one location.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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