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11 February 2009

Do those search boxes on GenWeb Pages get everything?

Many county USGenWeb pages have search boxes that allow you to search the entire site. Keep in mind that sometimes they don't work.

As an example, a search for "ufkes" on the Franklin County, Nebraska, USGenWeb page

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefrankl/

resulted in no hits.

And yet there are two pages with that word:

The last page was located doing a search for "John Ufkes" at Rootsweb.com (http://www.rootsweb.com). The first page I located using a long trial and error process I won't go into here. I think there is a problem with the linking, but it is just something to keep in mind.

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