Friday, January 13, 2017

Weird Search Terms

It’s been about two years since I’ve published a list of weird search terms.  For a while, I wasn’t recording some of very odd ones, and so unfortunately they all have been lost.  But here are some doozies I do remember, and some strange ones I remembered to write down.

Remember, these are the actual words someone "Googled" to land at my blog. 

For some of the past funny search term blog posts, see the links below.

Google                                                My comments

Throat Distemper                              Yes, it’s a real disease, called Diptheria today
Glosster Massitchuchest                   Really?  And you landed at my blog?
Photo of French and Indian War      Let me call Dr. Who…
Photo of Johnny Appleseed              Darn!  His camera needs recharging!
Who was burned in Salem?              No one, they were hanged
Cast iron coffins                                  Again, why my blog?
Photo of Gov. Roger Conant            See above
Queen Victoria’s Legs                        OK, this one made me curious.  I had to Google, too
Sam Adams isn’t here?                      Nope. Nor is Budweiser
Is your ancestor a Pilgrim?               Yes, but is YOUR ancestor one, too?
Maine’s grandmother                       ????

Just Plain Odd…

Dirty genealogy
How to hang a witch
Is it wrong to marry ancestors
Tombstone towels

For the truly curious:
Weird Search Terms July 2011

Weird Search Terms May 2012

Weird Search Terms February 2013

Weird Search Terms October 2013

Weird Search Terms March 2014

Weird Search Terms December 2014


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weird Search Terms", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 13, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. LOL they are funny / I'll have to go check around on my stats! The cast iron coffin should have went to mine as I mention cast iron quite often!

  2. LOL paging Doctor Who. Very strange but entertaining!

  3. Between Queen Victoria's legs and dirty genealogy, I'm wondering if your blog shouldn't come with a warning label. :)