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New JRank Search installed 7-16-2015 (replaces which is DOA):
7-19-2015, 12:00 pm CST Note: Searching is not available for use yet. The initial scan of my ca. 1,100 page site has been running for 82 hours and is not complete yet.

Site Search Site Search

New Entireweb/Exactseek Search installed 7-26-2015 (replaces which is DOA):

ExactSeek: Relevant Web Search

      Thanks to's Complete Site Indexing, this page allows you to search this entire domain.

Search this site with FreeFind Search the entire Web with Google Safe Search
Search this site with Alexa Search "The Folk File: A Folkie's Dictionary"
  Other known musical sites which use the search service

Searching Hints -- Most Important Hint:
    lastname, firstname
is the best way to search for an individual musician.
         There are NO lyrics at this site!!

Exact phrase All the words Any word
No sound-alike matching

How to Search this site using the search service:

  1. Enter your search word or words in the box above

    Hint 1: Due to the design of this site, where most individuals are listed as "lastname, firstname", to find all possible occurrences of a musician's name, you will need to enter the name as follows, including the quotation marks:
          "joan baez" "baez joan"
    Hint 2: You don't need to do this for a group. Just enter:
          "harmonious wail"
    Hint 3: Use quotation marks when you are looking for a musician's name or words that must appear together, otherwise you will get scores or hundreds of occurrences of each individual word.
          "folk alliance"
    Hint 4: Use all lower case letters. Using capital (upper case) letters will restrict results to exact case matches only.
    Hint 5: Excluded words: in order to make the search index smaller and faster, the following words are NOT indexed: "a", "an", and "the". Do not include them in your search string.
    Hint 6: Misspelled words: I have gathered a list of misspelled names and words and put them on a separate page with the correct spelling - Misspelled words searched for. Also - lyrics searched for in vain.
    Hint 7: Diacritical marks: Remove all accent marks, umlauts, tildes, smart quotes, etc. from your search term. If a character and the letter it modifies does not appear on a specific key on a standard American English PC keyboard, it does not exist anywhere on this Web site. All such marks in names and places are removed before they are installed here. For example, searching for a musician named "linée" will ALWAYS fail, unless you change it to "linee".
  2. Click the "Search" button
    Lynx users: Press the down arrow to highlight the "Search" button, and then press Enter

Other known musical sites which use the search service:

Thanks go to for providing this free service to sites with 750 or fewer pages.

      "Powered by" And once more, there are NO lyrics at this site.

04-18-2003 Notice: I just received from Support an explanation for the reason they do not publicize on their Web site what they charge once you exceed their 750 page limit on their Atomz Express Search free trial version. Searching 751 or more pages at the same time will cost you $15,000.00 for the Corporate "no page limit" version!

Searches that must be used separately because the entire 1,100+ pages at this domain cannot be searched in a single search.
      Search on-site discographies only for artist names, group names, album titles or song titles.
      Search UW Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Illinois, and other non-music related pages
      Search all Dr. Gerry Grzyb's "The Christmas Show" pages
      Search all First Congregational Church, Oshkosh, WI pages (both on-site and off-site)
      Search all other pages at this domain not listed above
      Search the entire FolkLib domain with Google (may not include most recently updated or newly added pages)

Search the Web with Google (Safe Search):

Search the entire FolkLib domain with Google - added 6-11-2004
      Add your search term following the text ""

      Note: this searches possibly previous versions of FolkLib pages that have been indexed by Google and does not search this domain directly. Newly installed pages or recently updated information will not be searchable for a month or more until Google re-indexes this domain.
Alexa's Web information database -- Site Info at Alexa

Search this site -- powered by FreeFind

      FreeFind Site Map -- FreeFind What's New

Other known musical sites which use the FreeFind search service:

      Just curious ... which search do you prefer, or FreeFind?

Features FreeFind
maximum number of pages allowed for FREE indexing 10,000 about 3000
string search "word1 word2", words must appear together in the order specified yes no
after a re-index, reports broken links from one page at your site to another yes no
generates a site map page no yes
generates a what's new page if the file's last modified date is accessible on your server no yes
reports words/phrases searched for all top 50 only
stores the index database at their site, not yours yes yes
other features [Archive] FreeFind

Please send additions and/or corrections to Doug Henkle: [email protected]
P.O. Box 331, Ripon, WI 54971-0331

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