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New Geneanet Search Engine Features and Options

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 23, 2015
 

Search form Clearer and more user-friendly, this new serch engine is your new tool for finding ancestors in our collections. Name variants You can search name variants and exclude some names from the search. For example, if you are searching the Bonhams but not the Bonham Carters, enter ‘Bonham’ in the name field and enter […]

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Clearer and more user-friendly, this new serch engine is your new tool for finding ancestors in our collections.

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Name variants

You can search name variants and exclude some names from the search.

For example, if you are searching the Bonhams but not the Bonham Carters, enter ‘Bonham’ in the name field and enter ‘Carter’ in the names to exclude.

The red point indicates that these options are active and that they will apply to the search.

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Wildcard character

Use the question mark (?) to replace one character in the name or the first name. For example, ‘mari?’ will search for ‘marie’, ‘maria’, etc.

Use the asterisk character (*) to replace two or more characters in the name or the first name. For example, ‘ba*ter’ will search for ‘baxter’, ‘backster’, etc.

Nearby places

You can automatically search in nearby places up to 100 km (62.1371 miles).

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Multiple places

New! You can now easily search individuals from multiple places.

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Search results list

The search results list has been improved.

Search results from members family trees, archival records, indexes, pictures, etc. are now displayed in the same list.

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New! Pass your mouse over the name of an invididual to open a tooltip where you can immediately search for the parents of the individual.

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New! Sort results by relevance, name, year and nearby places.

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In the left sidebar, you can edit your search and apply filters to the search results list.

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You can search only free entries in the Geneanet database.

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You can search only individuals with known ancestors and/or descendants.

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You can search only entries with sourced information.

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1 comment

Can’t wait to try it out. LOVE that I will be able to exclude the paying entries.


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