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Top search tips for using TheGenealogist website

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Use these expert tips to make the most of your searches on TheGenealogist family history website.

As enjoyable as it can be searching for ancestors online, few of us will find our forebears with just a few quick clicks of the mouse. And actually, discovering how to make the most of your online searches is very satisfying because rather than simply scratching the surface of the information available on the website in question, with just a few tweaks you can make your searches more powerful, wide ranging, and ultimately helpful to your research.

Top search tips

  • Begin your search on TheGenealogist with the Master Search, which allows you to search across all record sets simultaneously. The site’s ‘search for a family’ tool can be found via the dropdown menu on Master Search and allows you to use the forenames of a family to refine down to the correct group of people. Keywords such as an occupation or place of birth can also help you narrow down the results.
  • The ‘find an address’ search option is offered by very few subscription websites and allows you to locate a residence in the census or track a household through time.
  • You can also use the Master Search page to access collections which are in transcript or printed book format. Just scroll down the search page and find individually listed records available to research.

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