Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Funny ~ Weird Search Terms for my Blog

I collect all the strange search terms readers use to reach my blog.  Using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Mocavo and other search engines, they all end up somehow at my blog.  I can see them on my statistics page.  Believe it or not, these are the actual word-for-word search terms!  I have not idea how some of these ended up at "Nutfield Genealogy".

Genealogy exercise gym in San Francisco  [someone please tell me if this is true!]

Ben Franklin and his coffin  [ ?  ! ]

pics of people born in navarra spain   [apparently Google understands “pics”?]

good pics of Liliuokalani  [again, why use the word “pics”?]

Practice chart write report give me six generations tree   [Is that you, Yoda?]

Sanderson Sisters Salem [ Disney movie buffs will scratch their heads at this one]

Images searched online that actually landed on my blog website ….

Photo of William Tuttle 1635 [ ?  ! ]

Photo of Abiah Folger  [Ben Franklin’s mother]

Photo of Boston 1784  [really!]

1799 photos of Lowell MA  [not only is the year strange, but Lowell didn’t exist at this time]

Photo of the 1760 Boston fire  [only a time traveler with a camera ….]

Moses Platts 1673 Mayflower [no, he wasn’t on the Mayflower, and it sailed 53 years earlier]

Questions on Google?

Who photographed the Mayflower leaving England?   [Again, what’s with the time traveler theory?]

Where is Ben Franklin buried in Boston?  [He’s not!  He’s buried in Philadelphia!]

What is my great great grandmother’s enumeration district?  [I’ll forward this to Steve Morse]

Did my grandmother have any kids?   [She must have had at least one!]

Who is that genealogist on TV?  [I swear it wasn’t me… ]

What is the Blaisdell genealogy numbering?  [huh?]

Who is that famous woman genealogist?     [I’m too humble to take credit for this one]

Who is my great uncle?   [OK, I’m good, but I’m not that good!]

Who do I think I am?  [Send this one to Lisa Kudrow]

This one showed up this morning and I just had to add it in at the last minute....

Where do I find my grandfather's grave online? 

Click here to see my past "weird search term" post:

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo 


  1. "Is that you, Yoda?" made me laugh.

    So people come to your blog looking for "Hocus Pocus"? Heh. I love that movie.

  2. This reminds me of a story often told by a Family History Center volunteer and librarian. A patron asks,"Do you have my family?" The volunteer answers, "Let me look in my drawer.".

    Seriously though, a lot of people do expect to find the answer to any question by typing it into Google.

  3. Ooh I want to go to a genealogy exercise gym! Perhaps it's to train up for carrying the weight of generations.

    1. Shelley - that made my morning laugh-o-meter!!

  4. Good laugh this morning... thanks! I think if I were going to Google for your blog it would be something like this:
    "nut genealogy seeking birds"
    I bet it would work. I'll have to try. :-)

  5. OMG this was too funny. I don't know how you and Amy do it - getting these funny search terms. I look at my search terms and they are all very boring and very specific to my blog and almost always genealogy related. Although today I did get one for "cobblestone water features small garden" from a Landscaping company which didn't land him anywhere good on my blog. Thanks for the laugh!

  6. This is so funny, Heather! Between your blog and comments, plus Jill Ball's Genealogist Psalm - my day is starting with a lot of laughter! Thanks for sharing these 'can you believe it?' google searching results!

  7. OK, those are strange. I've done the opposite: I've come up with phrases that no one has ever entered into any website on Earth, according to Google:

  8. Hehehe! I happened to stumble upon your blog by typing "weird search terms" into Google XD!