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 Saved Searches

Searches that you do frequently, or if that have multiple options that you might not want to retype, can be saved and then re-run with one click.  To save a search, put in the criteria options you want, and in the "Name Search" field at the top of the Search Results page, type a descriptive name for the search, and click the "Search" button.

The search criteria are saved with this name, and appears as an option on the "Search" menu at the top of the page.  Then to re-run the search, just select the menu option.  This shows only your own searches.

To modify the options in a previously saved search, retype the same name, and it will replace the search that was defined before.

To rename or delete a search, go to the "Manage Saved Searches" menu option on the "Search" menu.

A good example of how this might be used is doing a search for people without birthdates defined -- "which date" = "Birth" and "blank dates" = "only".  Then returning to this search to find those to be updated is only one click away.

Pre-defined searches
A few pre-defined searches appear in the search menu:
  1. Orphans: Finding records of people who do not have any parents, spouses, or children.  Such records may often be mistaken entries that can be deleted.

  2. Blank Birthdates:  Finding records that do not have a birthdate. 
    Tip: For anyone living in the US 1850-1940, birth dates and states can usually be found in the census.
     
  3. Blank Birthplaces:  Finding records that do not have a birthplace.
    Tip: For anyone who had children living 1880-1930, the parents' birth states can be found in their children's census.
     
  4. Blank Marriage Dates:  Finding records that do not have a marriage date.


Updated: 2-8-2015