To search the entire Web site for a term such as a
name, place, or event
Go to google.com and in the
search box enter
site: los californianos term
[in place of term use the name, place or event you are
In the results,
Clicking on either the page title or "Cached" will
take you directly to the page.
Once on the page, control F will open a Find box
where you can enter the term you are looking for and
it will take you directly to the citations on that page.
HINTS FOR SEARCHING
You will get more "hits" if you use a surname
alone, without given names. If you use given names with the surnames, you
may miss a citation because of a difference in spelling or difference in
order of given names, e.g., María Francisca Luisa Garcia or María Luisa
Be sure to try all possible spellings of a name or place,
e.g., Butrón, Buitrón. Also some letters are interchangeable. For
instance, names beginning in "I" may also appear as beginning in
"Y". "B" and "V" are also interchangeable. You
must search for each possibility separately.
If you are not sure of the gender, search both feminine and
masculine, e.g. María Francisca Garcia and María Francisco Garcia. Note
that María is used for both males and females.
Do not use honorifics such as Mr., Mrs., Don, Doña, Capt.,
Sgt., etc. in your search. They are not used consistently in the citations.
Use city names without county, state, or country names in
your search. Sometimes the county, state, or country may not appear in the
Use mission names without any form of Mission or Misión in
your search. Use the common or short version of the mission name, e.g., San
Antonio rather than San Antonio de Padua.
Use Rancho names without Rancho or Ranch in your search.
If the place includes a definite article such as the, la,
las, el, or los, search with and without the definite article, e.g. search
for both Peñasquitos and Los Peñasquitos.