The National Archives’ iGoogle gadget

3 Mar

The National Archives have today announced the release of an iGoogle gadget which allows you to search their website from your iGoogle home page.

To be honest I am not a great user of iGoogle, preferring the plain old uncluttered classic home page, I hardly ever use any other search engine, although I know I should be using more than one, especially for the more obscure searches we genealogist sometimes carry out.

I have given the National Archives gadget a try, and what can I say, other than it works! The only drawback I can see is that it searches the whole website rather than specific catalogues (e.g. A2A, DocumentsOnline or the main catalogue), it would have been nice to be able to specify where it searched.

So, if iGoogle is your thing then check it out: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/stories/269.htm

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