Seen on a genealogy listserve:
Use Google Alerts to find your ancestor - **be sure to use quotes around a phrase** to limit 'hits' to a specific person:
Google will forward email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, blogs, videos, etc.) based on this phrase. So, all Elizabeth Barker webpage appearances would be forwarded (but not all pages with just “Barker” on them)
Here is the link to the FAQ to learn more, with sign up info:
NOTE: You can also set up alerts for “Pearson family” or other families of interest. I set up one alert to pull in “Pearson family” Web items, and a second alert to pull in “Pearson family” blog items (merely a matter of personal preference). Here again, be sure to include the quotes when setting up family alerts.