Search Hints

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Ancestor searches on name along with birth and death dates are available at this site.

How to Search for Family Trees

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  • The Best Way to Search Go to Active Searches for easier searching. At the Active Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Active Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data.
  • Manually search yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints above. Website Capabilities

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries.

x free searches
x free viewing of pedigrees
  paid viewing
  free downloads of pedigrees
  paid downloads (you can copy people from a tree to your own member tree)
  contact information for submitter
  ability to see all the names submitted by a particular researcher
  ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time
  searches with spouse's name
  searches with parent's names
  searches by place of birth
  searches by place of marriage
  searches by place of death
x searches by country
x searches by state, province, or political subdivision
x searches by date
  ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
  searches by metaphone
  searches by soundex
  ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry