Searching

Searching using either the Search Box, or the Search Dialog.

Using the SearchBox

Enter text in the SearchBox, to display only records matching the search.
Page through the records that are returned.
Clear the Search box to match all records.
  Search button, to display only rows which match the search criteria
  Clear the current search, display all records.
    Move between pages


Change the size of the Search Box using Right Click ⟶ Make Larger
(Right Click inside the Search Box, to access this Menu)




Search Operators      (use as many as needed)
harry sitch     Search for persons that match both harry AND Sitch
harry OR sitch     Search for persons that match harry OR Sitch
harry ~sitch     Search for persons that match harry but NOT Sitch.       There is no space after ~
 Note, you can't combine both AND , OR in the same query.


Example Search for "harry sitch" shows persons that match Harry AND Sitch.


Example Search for "Sitch ~Harry" shows all the Sitch's but NOT Harry
The NOT is entered using ~

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Searching using Dates
<1700      Birth date before 1700
>1800      Birth date after 1800
b<1700      Birth date before 1700
b>1800      Birth date after 1800
d<1700      Death date before 1700
d>1800      Death date after 1800
m<1700      Marriage date before 1700
m>1800      Marriage date after 1800
 There is no space between m and <

Example, to search for all the Sitch's with the marriage date between 1800 and 1900
m>1800 m<1900 sitch

Searching on marriage, m>1800 m<1900 sitch
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Example, to search for all Sitch Families with the marriage date before 1800
m<1800 sitch

Searching Families



Enter as many search terms as needed, although we used 2 in these examples there is no limit on the number of search terms.

Magic Search Terms

The following special terms are supported
@media  Search for persons with Media
@portrait  Search for persons with Portraits
@note  Search for persons with Notes
@source  Search for persons with Sources
@todo  Search for persons with TODO's




Example, to search for all the Sitch's with notes and birth date before 1900
@note sitch <1900

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Example, to search for all the Sitch's with no notes and birth date before 1900
~@note sitch <1900

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Search Dialog

Search on any of the displayed columns in the table.

Change the columns that are displayed by Right Click inside the search text box.
Right Click ⟶ Change Displayed Columns ...

Right click inside the search text box to change the columns that are displayed


Select the columns to display
 Only displayed columns can be searched on.

Show the the search dialog, then enter text
Right Click ⟶ Search Displayed Columns ...


Search Dialog and Search Results
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  Press    to clear the search.

 Range often works best for searching dates.

Searching a date range between 1700 and 1800