Great Google Genealogy Finds

Ah, the joys of an unexpected find when exploring the far branches of the family tree.   The first occurrence  was several years ago when, via a Google search, I discovered the name of my great-great-grandfather Heye Groeneveld (1821-1901) on the Groeneveld Genealogy website.   There were more ancestors listed than I thought could ever be found.

A huge “thank you” to Hinrich and Dirk Groeneveld for developing and maintaining this site.  (http://www.groeneveld-family.com)

Fast forward to the past week when I “Googled” some names in my Liechtenstein ancestry and discovered the Balzers, Liechtenstein, St. Nicholai “gold mine” at the Community Trees at familysearch.org.   Many of my ancestors lived in Balzers over a period of several hundred years … and there were their names in this great database!  What a find this was, so richly documented.  (http://histfam.familysearch.org/)

My habit of entering the names of ancestors in Google has resulted in hitting a genealogy gold mine–not once, but at least twice.  This is a habit worth cultivating!

Time for the genealogy happy dance!

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About maryjlohr

Avid genealogist.
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One Response to Great Google Genealogy Finds

  1. Mary Ann Black says:

    Great work Mary and a good hint to be sharing!

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