Video Pt 2 – How to do a Whakapapa Search on Google

The Whakapapa Club are producing a video series of researching your whakapapa online. In part 2 we look at how to do a whakapapa search on Google and get relevant results.  Below the video is a transcript which has links to places mentioned in the video.


Kia ora and welcome to the Whakapapa Club Video series of researching your whakapapa online.  This video is Part 2 and will show you how to do a whakapapa search on Google and get relevant results.

Go to any page of the Whakapapa Club ( and you will see on the right hand side a link to basic search which will creaete a search for the FamilySearch site and an advanced search for Google. Click on that link and you will be taken to a page with a form. Fill in the first name and the last name and click create searches.

For this example we are going to use Tamati Puia.  When the results come up you will be able to check the results for the Whakapapa Club forums or the Whakapapa Club records.  However for this video we will go to Google Search and click on the link which will open in a new tab.

As you can see in the search box for Google there have been symbols that have been placed and these help to limit the results.  Even though it says there are about 13,500 results if we scroll down to the bottom of the page we can see that there are only 5 pages which is not 13,500 results. Don’t forget the right click tip that was discussed in the first video, that will open up the links in new tabs and make it easier for you to come back to these search results.

Don’t forget, if you don’t find who you are looking for you can post in the Whakapapa Club forums. The link to the Forums is at the top of any page.

Happy searching and see you in the tree.

Further Viewing
Video Pt 1 – Important Tips for Searching the Forums and Records

Video Pt 3 – Video Pt 3 – How to do a Surname Search on Google

Video Pt 4 – Basic Search Tips for the FamilySearch Site

Video Pt 5 – Tracing Back Using the FamilySearch Site