The search found 828 results for the search request. Here are the first 10 of them (four screens shown):
* 3 Social Security Death Index entries
* "The Whitney Family of Connecticut..." book
* "History of the Third Pennsylvania Reserve ..."
* "Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York..."
* "Through Three Centuries - Colver and Rosenberger..."
* "The History of Ashburnham, Mass..."
* "Trow Business Directory of the Boroughs of Manhattan..."
* "Annual Report Town of Harrisville, New Hampshire..."
* Find A Grave.com
* 2 Genforum.Genealogy.com entries
* "Supplement to the General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars..."
* 3 "Journal of the House of Representatives of Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." entries
* "Evening Journal Almanac (Volume 1895)"
* "Cauldron, Northeastern University, 1937"
* "Our Rival, The Rascal..."
I won't bore you with the other 808 matches! I won't waste my time doing it either.
I was intrigued by the last match on the list, so I clicked on the title for that match and faced:
The dreaded advertisement for Mocavo Gold. I Xed out of that and a new window tab opened and I was at the search form for that specific database with blank search fields. I filled out the search fields with Frederick Seaver:
I clicked the green "Search" button and saw:
That is what I saw in the list of matches for the first search performed:
The index told me (further down the screen above) that the match for "Frederick Seaver " was on page 180 of this document.
I entered page numbers into the page number field and found it on page 150:
It was at the bottom of the page (not shown) and it was for "Frank L. Seaver" not for "Frederick Seaver." It appears that the search for names in newspapers and books is an OCR search that considers proximity for the requested names/words and not contiguity for a name. No worry - it was what I was looking for!
As we saw in the previous post, the Free search results in a popup ad for Mocavo Gold every time you access a new database, and you have to enter the information into the search fields again.
When I am finished with this specific database, I can go back to the open Window tab for the overall search results.
As I said before - this is a bit unwieldy and redundant, but it works and finds results by name. As advertised.
In the next post, I'll look at the same search process for Frederick Seaver.
The URL for this post is: http://www.geneamusings.com/2013/10/doing-free-specific-name-search-on.html
Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver