Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kehrer Webinar: Parent Search

I’m sharing some of my notes from the 21 June 2012 webinar by Robert Kehrer, senior product manager, search technologies. The webinar was titled “FamilySearch Historical Records and Library Catalog.”

Robert Kehrer said, “One thing that people often ask is, ‘How do I do a parent search?’” With a parent search, you enter the names of the parents to get search results with all the children.

To conduct a parent search, start by clicking the word “Parents” on the home page.

To perform a parent search, click the word Parents

This opens an area on the search form where you can enter the parents’ names.

Enter parents names to perform a parent search

Kehrer searched for father Samuel Martin and mother Lovina in Vermont. The results return their children, with birth dates spaced as expected.

Stay tuned…

1 comment:

  1. this is a very good search tool. also if you're looking at a particular state it's often enough to just use the last names of parents. especially if the names are very common


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