By now you're probably thinking, "I have my genealogy and/or family history goal posted in every place that I could think of and then some. I even have post-it notes on my...never mind where I have them. I have a clear idea of why I want to search. Also, I even went on the internet to get a head start and entered the name of a relative and/or ancestor in the Google search box..."
Gotcha! How did I know you did this? Well, because I've done it. Everyone does it at one time or another. How could you not? That search box is just sitting there on your screen empty and all alone with the cursor blinking and blinking at you just daring you to enter something. You've heard that quite a lot of information is available online, so why not try? After all, it always works when looking for the nearest Pizza Hut location that delivers. Right? Well, great! I'm glad you did it. Now that you've done it, are you glad you did it? Did you find anything helpful? Odds are probably not.
Now, I'm only talking about a standard Google search. Google can be successfully used for genealogical and/or family history research, but I'll go over that later. Now, go Google and; let me know how it works for you. Go ahead. Get it out of your system.
Hey, and don't forget to let me know how it worked for you [or didn't] in the comments below.
*Oh, actually Bonnie and Clyde did not have children. Therefore, you couldn't possibly be direct descendants of them, but they did have siblings who had children. So, it's possible that you could be related to them. I Googled it for ya'. [Bonnie and Clyde Genealogy Records from CensusDiggins.com ]
Next: Part 4 is here.