Entering a query into A Million Short is just the same as entering a query into a Google search engine or the Genealogy Search Engine. You simply enter ancestral queries as described in our various search articles devoted to genealogy, such as A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches - see the complete list under Genealogy Articles). You don’t even need to remove the top 1 million websites from your search results at a Million Short. A drop-down list gives you the option of removing the top 1 million, top 100k, 10k, 1000 or even just the top 100 websites. You also have the option of not removing any websites at all from the search results.
The Million Short search engine has a clean, simple user interface.
Our benchmark testing indicated that Million Short provided some decent results for genealogy. 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.
Here is the link to the Million Short search engine. For those who use the free Genealogy Toolbar, we have already provided a quick link (under Useful Resources). The Genealogy Toolbar also has a dedicated button for conveniently access to the Genealogy Search Engine.
Now genealogists have three ways to search for their ancestors: Google, the Genealogy Search Engine and the Million Short Search Engine. All of them provide different aspect to searching for ancestors and all of them complement each other. We suggest you use all three. Happy searching!
If you want to strengthen your online genealogy search skills, here are some articles to help get you started:
If you want to stay up to date with newest genealogy records as they become available on the internet and gain direct access to the Genealogy Search Engine and A Million Short, we suggest you consider using the free and very popular Genealogy Toolbar.
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