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How To Search the Geneanet Genealogy Library?


Search engine

Premium members can use ? (question mark) to match one letter, or use * (asterisk character) to match one or more letters in the last name.

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You can search name variants, and you can exclude some last names, first names, places, etc. from your search.

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Search filters

These efficient filters offer to select some collections only. Click the red arrow to extand the list and to make a selection.

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Search results

In the search results list, you can see:

  • A blank thumbnail or the cover of the document,
  • An icon ‘P’ for results which are reserved for Premium members, an icon ‘€’ for fee-based results, and no icon for free results,
  • The title of the document and an abstract with your search terms,
  • More information is displayed when passing the mouse on the results.

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