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  1. Jerry Treiman

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    I was trying to see what discussions we may have had in the past regarding a Liverpool watchmaker or retailer named George Forrester. I tried searching for Forrester or "Forrester" and got the same nine pages of results for John Forrest (which I really did not want to wade through for anything relevant). How do I limit the results to just the exact name I want?
     
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    Try a plain old Google search with:
    George Forrester Site:NAWCC.ORG
     
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    Also, putting your search criteria within quotes "george forrester" Site:NAWCC.ORG will limit the search to that particular spelling. I came with only one hit: george forrester
     
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    There was a prominent ship's engineer in Liverpool who is listed as "George Forrester & Co."
     
  5. Steven Thornberry

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    Of course, George Forrester is not mentioned in that thread, only a John Forrester at 574 St George Street Sydney.
     
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    LOL. Hadn't looked closely enough, Steven. :D
    Thanks!
     

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