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Each almanac contains 150 to 350 pages of text, so those looking for something in particular need to search this massive site in an efficient way. This page tells how Google can be used to do this.

The general form for such efficient searches is this:

searchterm site:carpatho-russian-almanacs.org

with the word, "searchterms" replaced by what is being looked for. For example, if you want to find all the places where the village of Перегримка (Peregrimka) is mentioned, you would do the following search in Google. You can try this by copying this line and pasting it into Google's search field to see how it works:

перегримка site:carpatho-russian-almanacs.org

This search will return all instances where the village of Перегримка (Peregrimka) is mentioned in the almanacs.

Although most text in the almanacs is in Russian, many family names are in English and a search such as:

yeosock site:carpatho-russian-almanacs.org

will return all the instances of the family name, "Yeosock" occuring in the almanacs on this site.

In many cases, likely or at least possible, English translations of Carpatho-Rusyn names appearing in the text of an article have been invisibly linked to the title of that article. This has been done to aid Americans seeking information about ancestral family members. So if a search for an English name leads one to an article containing no English names, it means that the article contains a possible Rusyn variant of that name. This has also been done for the names of many towns.

With a little help in finding the corresponding word in Russian or Slovakian, speakers of other languages can search through thousands of pages of Carpatho-Russian text for topics of interest. Of course, interpreting what one has found is an additional, but surmountable problem.




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