Friday, August 3, 2012

Fun with Search Terms

It's time for another round of "Fun with Search Terms!" People type certain words or phrases into search engines. If the combination is right, my blog turns up in the search results. Sometimes the searches are funny. Sometimes I can provide more information to users, if only they'd comment on my blog. Either way, I enjoy the process. Please note that these searches are anonymous so I don't know who is stumbling on my blog. I just comment in the hope that they find it again.

Now on with the show. Actual search phrases are in bold.

1940s ration book New Orleans
Hmm...I don't know if individual cities or states had their own ration books during World War II. If you search Google Images for war ration book, you get a pretty good collection of images. Remember, these are likely copyrighted so seek permission from the web site owner before "borrowing" images.

medical certificate for asthma
I'm pretty sure you don't need a certificate to get asthma.

goals for a successful genealogy society
I could write a book about this subject. Instead, I encourage you to visit and utilize the services of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. They have the papers, podcasts, conferences, expertise and support to help their member societies succeed. Also, use social media to reach out to other societies and ask their advice. Oh, you don't have a society social media presence? That could be part of the problem.

Russellville, Arkansas genealogy
My Williamsons are from here. Been in the area since the 1830's. I don't think Pope County has an acitve genealogical society anymore, but I could be wrong. Their domain name expired, and I don't want to link it here in case it gets redirected to a more unsavory website. Your best bet is to contact the kind folks of the genealogy department of the Pope County Library System. If you're anywhere near the area, make a visit to the library. The have a lot of great historical information.

genealogy birthday celebration invitation
Now *this* sounds fun.

Robert Hayward of Las Vegas
In the small chance that you're referring to the less glamorous Las Vegas, New Mexico, then contact me. I am connected to the Robert Hayward there that died in the early 1900s and I have information on him and his family.

Texas State Genealogical Society 2012 Conference
November 1-3 in Ft. Worth.

Where is FGS2014?
I know! I know! But I don't know if I'm allowed to tell yet. Here's a hint: I'll be driving there instead of flying.

Thanks for playing!


  1. I have had fun reading these from my blog too. The search terms that come up are... interesting. Sometimes I copy and paste them right back into Google to see what other sites come up.

    1. Some are funny. Sometimes I have no idea how my blog was tied to the search.

    2. Very interesting. Most interesting is the Russelville, Arkansas. Many of the siblings of my ancestors migrated there from here. Do you have any families in your tree from the Stanly/Montgomery/Anson county area of North Carolina?

  2. Are you going to fly or drive to Fort Worth? (This will help me narrow the field for where FGS2014 is!)

    1. Ha! No, I will not be driving to Ft. Worth, but you and I have been to another conference in this city...

  3. So much fun! Someone used 'facebook for dead people' and found my blog. I know I wrote about comparing ancestry to facebook but what on earth was the searcher thinking?

    1. Fi, they were probably looking for this article, Maybe your link caught their eye when the search results came up.