Genealogy and Family History Internet Portals and Browsers
Worldwide search engine information and databases for webmasters,
research specialists, genealogists and family historians.

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 General Internet Search Engines
 + Browsers - Directories - Portals
 + Major Search Engines
 + Mega-Multi Search
Multi-Search Information
Regional & European Search Engines
 General Internet Use
 Research Strategies
 Internet Evaluation
 Specialty: Genealogists &  Historians
 Understanding the Internet:
 Genealogy vs. (Scholarly) and Wikipedia: (Examples)

 Specialty: Genealogy & Family History
 Listing of Directories - Link Sites - Portals

Alexa Countries Top Sites
Alexa Top 500 Global Sites
Blog at
Directory Resources ------- Internet
Google™ ------ Search Engine News
Information Today, Inc.: Periodicals
PDF Search Engine:
Search DuckDuckGo:   Anonymously
Search Engine Relationship Network

    Discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatever
    reason; (poor SEO, new site, small marketing budget, competitive keyword / s, etc.).
Quick links to popular sites: Amazon, AOL, eBay, Facebook,
Hotmail (, Linkedin, Pinterest, Twitter, Yahoo!

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
* List of Search Engines:
Top 10 Search Engine Lists 2014
* NASET: Search Engines
  Listing of many Internet search engine sites.
Search Engine Dictionary
  Glossary of search engine terms.

Search Engine List

  Comprehensive list of search engines.
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History of the Web Browser - Timeline of Web Browsers
* 20 Things I Learned About Browsers & the Web
  - Table of Things
Browsers & Technologies: The Evolution of the Web
* Comparison of Web Browsers: List of Web Browsers
Firefox®: Download Firefox® — Free Web Browser
Google™ Chrome: Google™ Chrome
    Get a fast new browser. For PC, Mac, and Linux.
Internet Explorer: Download Web Browser - Internet Explorer
  - Opera Web Browser:
Opera Browser (Opera Browser Wiki)
  - Safari Web Browser:
Apple - Safari
    Browse the web in smarter, more powerful ways.
Usage Share of Web Browsers: Mobile Browser

* List of Web Directories
Definition of a Web Portal

Traditional search engines have transformed themselves into web portals.
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AOL: AOL® Search - Sitemap

      Google™: Official Google™ Blog - Outline of Google™
  "When someone types your name inside quotation marks on the popular search
  engine Google™, your history emerges, with your past places of employment,
  significant others, athletic achievements and academic record potentially popping
  up on the screen.  Any variation on the spelling of a name -- say, dropping the 'W.'
  in 'George W. Bush' -- also alters the results."  (Can be used on any search engine.)
Directory of Google™ Custom Search Engines
Google™ Custom Search - Create a Custom Search Engine
Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: State Web Sites
    - Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: Counties Only
    - Google™ Custom Search - Search Just United States: Cities Only
Google™ | Facebook®

  - Google™ Guide: Help with Searching:
Search Features
  - Google™ Operating System (Unofficial Google™ Blog)
  - Google
™ Site Map
  - Google™ Toolbar
  - Google™ Tutor: Tutorials & Tips for Google Users
Hot Tips on How to Use Google for Genealogy Searches
    - Cyndi's List - Googling for Grandma
    - Google™ Genealogist (part 1) - YouTube™
      Utilizing the latest tools from Google to find your family history.
    - Google™ Genealogist (part 2) - YouTube™
      Utilizing the latest tools from Google to organize your family history.
    - Google™ Genealogist (part 3) - YouTube™
Utilizing the latest tools from Google to organize your family history.
How to Refine Google™ Genealogy Searches
How to Use Google™ Advanced Search for Genealogy - Part I
How to Use Google™ Advanced Search for Genealogy - Part II

List of Google™ Products
Exhaustive Google Product List
Google™ - Products
    Google™ Domains: directory, links, sites and services.
  - Scholarly Guide to Google™ - Harvard College Library
YouTube™ - ‪Google's Channel‬‏

                        Mozilla Blog - Mozilla Firefox®:
Mozilla Firefox® Web Browser [Mozilla Project]
  Faster, more secure and customizable.
Mozilla Firefox®
  - Mozilla Firefox Start Page
    - Thunderbird
      Reclaim your inbox

*          MSN®: MSN® - Windows Live®
  - Bing™: Bing™ -
Bing™ Blogs - Bing™ - Search Worldwide
    Live Search evolved into Bing™.
List of Services by MSN®
  - MSN® Worldwide

  Yahoo!®: YAHOO!® Directory - Yahoo!® Search:
Yahoo!® Search Blogs - Yahoo!® Web Search
List of Yahoo!® Owned Sites & Services: Yahoo!® Everything
  - Yahoo!® | Facebook®
Yahoo!®Toolbar Help
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* All Searches - All-In-One Search Engine Tools
* Beaucoup! 2,000+ Search Engines, Indices and Directories
* CEOExpress® Multi-Search
* Dogpile® Web Search
Instya MultiSearch
* Mamma Metasearch
* Search-22 - Internet Search Engines
* Search66 Search Engine
* - Metasearch Search Engine
* Se
arch Engine Central - Search Hundreds of Sites
* Startpage™ Search Engine (
UnaBot® - All-in-One Meta Search Engine
* WebCrawler® Web Search
* Zoo Search
  A new, one-stop search engine.

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About®: Topic Guides by Experts
* BBC: World's Largest Broadcasting Organization
* Country Search Engines
Cyndi's List - Search Engines
* Earth Station Nine
  Relevance is everything.
HotSheet® Directory
* List of Search Engines
  - Alexa® Web Information Company
* OmnInternet®
  Interesting sites of the world from A to Z.
PINAKES, A Subject Launchpad: List of Subject Gateways along with their Logos
  Search engine resources.

Search Engine Colossus
  International directory of search engines.  Conduct exhaustive web searches
  using English, or the home languages of countries.  Submit to search engines.
Search Engine Guide Blog
Search Engine Wiki
  - Search Engine College:
Search Engine Marketing Courses
* Search Engines & Directories A to Z Web Search.
* Search Links
  Top search engines, directories, libraries and metasearch pages.
Specialized Search Engines in the Best of the Web Directory

* Top 50 Search Engines
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  - 80 Plus European Search Engines and Directories
European Search Engines, Directories and Lists
  - Ezilon Europe - Regional Web Directory and Search Engine
  - Regional Genealogy and Local History Research in Europe
Search Engines: Beaucoup! Geographical - Europe
  - SearchEurope
    - Russia:
@MAIL.RU - VKontakte - Yandex
  - Genealogy Guide to Google™ Country Search Engines
Google™ Translate
    English language search engines in all countries in the world.
    - Brazil: Universo Online

    - China:
      - Top 100 Chinese Websites
    - India:
    - Korea: Naver
* REGIONAL (Multi):
    Regional web directory and search engine.
Google's Vast Domain: A Google Country-Level Site List
    Websites in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America & Oceania.
Portals to the World
down for content review: LOC @ Internet Archive Wayback Machine]
    Library of Congress selective links (including search engines),
    providing authoritative and in-depth information
    about the nations and other areas of the world.
  - Regional Area Search Engines
    Listed by individual country.
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Internet - Portal:Internet
* Bare Bones 101
  Basic tutorial on searching the web.
  Hub for teaching web skills.
Fagan Finder
  Find anything and everything online
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
UC Berkeley: teaching library Internet workshops.
* Finding Information on the Internet
  Web directories, gateways and other resources.
Free Internet Basics Tutorials at GCFLearnFree
  From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up
  on Microsoft Office to unemployed individuals gaining career skills to students
  practicing math, everyone can find something useful.  All sizes and types have
  benefited, including K-12 schools, home school groups, colleges, libraries,
  prisons, churches, community centers, employment centers, hospitals, businesses,
  government agencies, and nonprofits with a variety of missions and populations.
Internet 101
  World’s most popular guide to the Internet
* Internet Guides, Tutorials, and Online Training Information | Mindflash
  Guides, online courses, tutorials, and glossaries that
  will help you learn more about using the Internet.
Internet Search Zone
ipl2: Information You Can Trust: Resources by Subject
  High-quality websites carefully selected, described,
  and organized, including current events and issues,
  holidays and seasons, helpful tools for information
  users, human interest, and more.
Best Search Tools Chart | Infopeople
  - Search Tools for Web Sites and Intranets
LEARN THE NET™: Your Online Guide
  Tutorials, trainers, online lessons and references for the newbie.

Open Learning - OpenLearn - Open University
  - History & The Arts
    - Culture
Literature and Creative Writing
        - Writing Family History
    - History
      - Heritage
        - Genealogy - Genealogy Search
  - LabSpace: All Units -
    Free access to learning materials from higher education courses.
    Edit materials in the LabSpace.  Collaborate and publish new
    versions of the learning materials to share with the world.
Finding Information in Information Technology and Computing
      Internet provides a world of information, but how do you find
      what you are looking for?  This unit will help you discover the
      meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate
      the material you come across.  You will learn how to plan your
      searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of
      the key resources in this area.
Library Services: Library Resources
    Skills accessing, finding and reviewing information
Tag Finder
Tag: ancestry - Tag: genealogy
* SearchTeam: Blog
  Search alone no more, when using the world's
  first real-time collaborative search engine
Virtual Training Suite
  Free Internet tutorials to develop Internet research skills.

* Web Search Engines FAQS: Questions, Answers & Issues
Web Search Garage (overview)
  Definitive guide on how to best search the Internet.

Wires: Inside the Internet
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* Association of Internet Researchers
Academic association dedicated to the advancement
  of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies.
Autocomplete - Search Help
  As you type into the search box, Google™ Suggest guesses
  what you're typing and offers suggestions in real time.

blekko | slashtag search
  Results culled from a set of trusted websites;
  excluds material from such sites as content farms.

* BrightPlanet: Deep Web Intelligence
  - BrightPlanet | White Papers & Publications Archives
  - KwMap
    Keyword map for the whole Internet.
Search Engine Dictionary
    Use keywords, keyword map and WordNet
    for similar Internet word searching.

WordNet and WordNet Search - 3.0
nline lexical reference system, with English nouns,
    verbs, adjectives and adverbs organized into synonym
    sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept.
    Different relations link the synonym sets.
Cloud Computing
  - Cloud Computing
Cloud Basics for Nonprofits & Libraries
    - Development Cloud Solutions | Electric Cloud
DMOZ - Computers: Internet: Cloud Computing
Cloud Reviews | Cloud Hosting | Managed Cloud | Cloud Storage & Apps
* DEEP WEB: Deep Web - JEP -
Deep Web Search |
Deep Web Research & Discovery Resources 2014 |
- Invisible Web - UCB
  What it is, why it exists, how to find it and Its inherent ambiguity.
  Content in the deep web is massive -- approximately 500 times
than that visible to conventional search engines -- with
  much higher quality throughout.  Directed query technology is
  the only means to integrate deep and surface Web information.
  The information retrieval answer has to involve both "mega"
  searching of appropriate deep Web sites and "meta" searching
  of surface Web search engines to overcome their coverage problem.
Beyond Google™: The Invisible Web
    Some fast facts about the invisible web.
CompletePlanet (archived; discontinued March 2014)
    Discover over 70,000+ databases and specially search engines.

  - DeepDyve - Search for Research
DeepPeep: DeepPeep: Discover the Hidden Web
    Eventually aims to make 90% of all WWW content accessible.

  - Pipl - People Search
    Most comprehensive people search on the web.
White Papers
    By Internet Expert Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.
Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria & Tools
* Evaluation of Information Sources
* Information Literacy: The Web is not an Encyclopedia
* Mashable
  Leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation;
  reports on digital innovation that empowers and inspires people around the world.
* Noodle Tools
Information literacy: search strategies.
* Smarter Surfing Links
* Using Online Resources and Sharing Information
  Free tutorials and strategies that provide information for refining web search skills.

Web-based Internet Evaluation
  Evaluating Internet sites 101.
* Web Pages for Scholarly Societies

World Wide Web Visual Search Engine: Content-based Image Retrieval
  - List of Visual Search Engines
      Watch HD cooking, yoga, and fitness videos.

Kadaza: Visual Web Directory
Genealogy and Family Networks

Quintura™ for Kids: See & Find
Click the words in the cloud to discover popular search topics or surf the web.
      Reverse visual search
      Most relevant search results, based on the combination of
      website rankings by the top 3 search engines – Google™, Bing™
      and Yahoo!®.  Results presented in a visually compelling manner
      that illustrates how they rank on the three engines simultaneously.
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All pre-modern historical events, recorded by individuals
deficient in Historiography procedures, (prior to modern
instant recording and reproduction capability), should be
evaluated as primary contemporaneous sources, subject
to some time lapse and cultural interjection of bias.
Genealogists, in the capacity of the expert witness, must
reduce the degree of removal from past physical and social
events, (through a thorough exhaustive understanding of all
surviving record sources); insomuch, that their opinion or
testimony of what is the "truth", (as contained in the written
documents or other valid sources), has the essential equivalent
trustworthiness equal to an unbiased eyewitness account.

* Ancestor Hunt
  Free genealogy search engines.
Ancestor Search
  Find your family history with
free genealogy search.

* Beginning Internet Genealogy

Cyndi's List - Handy Online Starting Points
Cyndi's List - Internet Genealogy
Doctoral Study of the Use of the Internet for Genealogy (pdf)
  Kylie J. Veale has commenced a PhD research program
  with Curtin University of Technology, Australia, to examine
  how genealogists use the Internet, and to investigate the
  consequences of the development of genealogy
  as a significant Internet-based activity.
Free Genealogy Search Engines
  Genealogy, family tree and lineages.
Genealogist's Internet, 5th Edition: Links
Comprehensive introduction and guide to
  researching British family history on the Internet.

* Genealogy Inforseeker

  Genealogy related
  search engines index.
Bing™ (Bing™)
Google™ (Google™)
Google™ Book Search
(Google™ Book Search)
Google™ Groups (Google™ Groups)

- Yahoo!® (Yahoo!®)
* Genealogy Webmaster - Webmasters
  The what, how and why of constructing
  and maintaining Internet genealogy sites.
  Global search.
* Google™ Genealogy Style
  Google™ power search tips for genealogists.
Easy Google™ Genealogy Searcher by Ancestor Search
    Learn the possibilities Google™ offers for a genealogy search.
  - Genealogy Search using Google™
    WebSearch Wizard steps one, two and three.
  - Tips for Using Google™ in your Genealogy Searches
* History (University students develop their Internet research skills.)
  Learn how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information
  for your coursework and assignments.  Free "teach yourself" practice tutorial
  that develops Internet information skills.
Information Research: Genealogists & Family Historians
  Open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal; making accessible
  the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.

  - Investigating the Information-seeking Behaviour of Genealogists & Family Historians
* Internet Guide: How to Find Your Family History and Cultural Roots (pdf)
  "For generations, members of your family have sent
  you the historical equivalent of a message in a bottle.
  They launched them from . . .  every corner of the world
  with every immigrant’s voyage to America.  Every day now,
  these messages, in the form of historical documents and records,
  are coming ashore from the vast ocean of information we call
  the Internet. . . . In the blink of an eye, the Internet makes it
  possible to do much of the searching from your own home. . . ."
Live Roots Genealogy Search Engine
  Locating genealogical resources, both online
  and offline in repositories around the world
Mocavo: Blog - Genealogy Record Set Browser
  Free genealogy and family tree search engine.
* Site Map
  - Research: How Research Works
    Search over 1500 genealogy databases with one "super" search,
    or focus on a smaller subset of databases that interest you.
  Genealogy, ancestry, family history
  search and family tree.

Online Genealogical Research Resources
  BYU Studies review.

* Pedigree & Lineage Networking: Family Trees

* Primary Source
: Genealogical Proof Standard
Primary Sources: What Are Primary Sources?
Using Primary Sources on the Web
    From Reference & User Services Association (RUSA).

* Researching Your Family Tree
  Self-paced tutorial is designed for beginning genealogists,
  with basic computer and Internet skills.
Search Historical Records -
Family History for Beginners | Learn |
* W3 Search Engines - Internet Search Engines
  WWW-VL History.
* WeRelate™
Free internal web search engine and wiki for genealogy.

* Who Can Find People?
  Information and resources for genealogists, family historians
  and researchers to find people, places and things.
* Wikipedia
®: Help:Searching - Qwika
  Provides a detailed overview of Wikipedia's search feature,
  and instructions on using
external search engines, such as Google™,
  to find information.  For a short introduction to searching Wikipedia®.

  - List of Wikipedias - Meta
  - Portal:Contents
Portal:Contents/A–Z Index
  - Search Results - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
      Searched for
family - [Index]
- genealogy - [Index] ETC.
      Sample set: (10k of over 25k for genealog* and counting)
genealog* - Search results 00001 - 00500
genealog* - Search results 00501 - 01000

      - genealog* - Search results 01001 - 01500
      - genealog* - Search results 01501 - 02000
genealog* - Search results 02001 - 02500
      - genealog* - Search results 02501 - 03000
genealog* - Search results 03001 - 03500
      - genealog* - Search results 03501 - 04000
    - genealog* - Search results 04001 - 04500
      - genealog* - Search results 04501 - 05000
      - genealog* - Search results 05001 - 05500
      - genealog* - Search results 05501 - 06000
    - genealog* - Search results 06001 - 06500
      - genealog* - Search results 06501 - 07000
    - genealog* - Search results 07001 - 07500
      - genealog* - Search results 07501 - 08000
    - genealog* - Search results 08001 - 08500
      - genealog* - Search results 08501 - 09000
    - genealog* - Search results 09001 - 09500
genealog* - Search results 09501 - 10000

        - [Listed below are a few of the above numbered
          genealog* search results; showing  examples
          from results of 25,375 referenced, and counting.]
Almanach de Gotha
            Directory of Europe's highest nobility and royalty.

            Study of anthroponyms, the names of human beings.
Name: Category:Names
              - Ethnonyms
Family Name
- Given Name
                - Category:Given Names
                  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
              - Nickname
              - Personal Name
              - Surname
                - Category:Surnames
                  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
                - Surname Newsgroups: Blogs, Genealogy Newsletters and Periodicals
          - Family
0-9  ·  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
            - Category:Family:
Family History
            - Family History Society
Family Tree
          - Genealogia Deorum Gentilium
Genealogical Bewilderment
            Group of psychological problems stemming
            from lack of knowledge of one's ancestors.

          - Genealogical DNA test
          - Genealogical Method
Genealogical Numbering Systems
Genealogical Society of Ireland
          - Genealogical Society of Utah

Genealogies of Genesis
            - Alphabetic History of Civilization: Ancient and Modern Genealogies

Genealogies of the Nobles

History book related to Islam, authored
Ahmad ibn Yahya al-Baladhuri (d. A.D. 892).
          - Genealogy
Academic genealogy of Theoretical Physicists
            - Category:Genealogy and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
            - Genealogy (Foucault):
Michel Foucault
            - Genealogy of Khadijah's Daughters
              - Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, first wife, of
                the last
of the Prophets of Islam: Muhammad.
                She had six children.  See also:
Muhammad's Wives
Genealogy of the British Royal Family
            - Genealogy of the Spanish Royal Family
          - Genealogy Software
Generations Network now (
            - GRAMPS
              Acronym of Genealogical Research and
              Analysis Management Programming System.
          - Genetic Genealogy
Kinship Terminology

        - Category:Nobility
          - Toponymy
            Scientific study of place-names (toponyms),
            their origins, meanings, use and typology.
            - Category:Place Names
William the Conqueror
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* : A to Z Surname Links
About Genealogy
  Learn how to research your family tree
Family Tree Search Online
    Internet databases and records for online genealogy research.
  - Regional Genealogy - Family Tree Resources by Locality
* Access Genealogy
Native American - Indian Genealogy
Alexa® Web Search
Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Society/Genealogy
* Alphabetical List | BYU Family History Library | HBLL
  List of all BYU Family History Library Lab resources.
  # A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Blog
* Cyndi's List: Blog -
Browse Categories Alphabetically:
  - Genealogy Categories:
Digital Librarian: Genealogy
  Librarian's choice of the best of the Web.
* - Genealogy Index
* Earth Station Nine: Genealogical Resources
Family History Internet Sites
* Free Genealogy Stuff:
Cyndi's List - Free Stuff
* GenDir - Free Genealogy Directory
* Genealogy & Family Heritage
* Genealogy & History Links Library
  - Foreign Resources Gateway
Genealogy Links
  Category index.
* Genealogy - Lists Etc. on Pinterest
Genealogy Online - Web Sites For Genealogists
* Genealogy Register
* Genealogy Resources []
* Genealogy Today
  Surname queries, genealogy news, articles and research tips.
* Genealogy-Links - National & International Links
Links Maintenance: A B C D E F G H "I" J K L M N O P Q
* GenealogyWW : Links
* Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow Pages
Ji's Site (archived)
  Free worldwide genealogy and family history research.
* Kindred Trails™
  Links by location: genealogy resources for family history research around the world.
List of Genealogy Portals

* Mary's Genealogy Treasures
* MyGenShare
  Directory provides suggestions for a variety of websites.
* National Institute for Genealogical Studies - Links

* Open Directory dmoz (Top: Society: Genealogy)
  Add or update URL, become an editor, general sites, world wide guides,
  ethnicity, magazines, organizations, references, regions, services and surnames.
List of Web Sites about Society: Genealogy
  - Web Directories

* Portal:Genealogy at GRAMPS
Portal:Genealogy at Wikipedia®
* Research Wiki | ourFamily•ology
  Click on any of the letters (or titles) [TOPICS], to view title (s) with those letters.
  Home page of the loyal RootsWeb community.
RootsLinks - The URL Genealogy Registry
  Choose a category to see all listings available.
* Sharkey's Links To Genealogical Links:
  A B C D E F G H  "I" J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Sirius Genealogy 2.0
Learn, collaborate and teach fellow enthusiasts all
  about using technology in your genealogical quest.

* WebRing: Home & Family > Genealogy
* WeRelate™
Free web search engine and wiki for genealogy.
- Browse Pages - Genealogy
* Worldwide Links to Family History Sites

'Z' Liinks

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Top Search Engines and Directories: Genealogy &
Family History Internet Portals and Browsers
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