Sep 22, 2014 7:42 AM

How to Find a Genealogy Record Group on Almost Any Website

Have you had trouble relocating a genealogy record group on a website? My hard-to-find record group is the New England Petitions for Naturalization 1787-1931 on I can easily find the Index for this collection, but not the images. When I use, I usually search by locality as follows;
  • hover over search
  • click catalog
  • click places
  • fill in United States, New England
  • click on Naturalization and citizenship

The images are not listed. What to do?

Collection or Record Group Finding Shortcut

In the search bar of your browser, enter the collection you seek enclosed by "" followed by site:website address.

The top three search results will take you to the access point for the petition for naturalization images. The catalog page for this collection of images shows it is catalogued by the New England states, but not by New England.

What is your hard-to-find genealogy record group? Remember to try searching with "collection name" site:website address.

Jennifer Shoer aka Scrappy Gen

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