While I have been searching for ancestors in early America (late 1700s) I have found multiple records that have been OCR'd and made available online. These are extremely useful, however all that data is "dumped" online with no structure. Because these data dumps are usually pretty large with common names it can take a bit to find the ones I've been looking for.
Example: http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/church/bruns001.txt Searching for Johan Neu
Are there any tools to assist in:
- Finding these records through name searches?
- Finding names within these records?