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Search Instructions

I Found It! is a directory and not a complete index of the web site contents. Your search criteria is compared to the information about the site provided by the owner. The search is on the title of the page, description of the site and keywords that are provided by the site's owner. If you are having trouble finding any matches, please try to make your search criteria less complex such as just search for the surname instead of the ancestor's full name.

Criteria Details of the selection process
Smith contains SMITH or smith or Smith (not cap sensitive)
Smith, A and OHIO ERROR, you can not mix the comma with AND, OR statements
Smith\, A and OHIO contains the phase Smith, A and the word Ohio
If searching for a comma you must proceed it with a blakslash, "\"
John Smith contains the phrase 'John Smith'
John and Smith contains both names John and Smith
john, smith contains either John or Smith
john and (smith or smyth) contains John and either SMITH or smyth
smith* smith, smiths, smithwerth, or any word starting with smith
Sm?th contains Smith or Smyth or Sm(any character)th

john\@mail.com contains john@mail.com

Note there are some special characters that require a backslash character (\)preceding the special character.

  • comma (,)
  • left and right parentheses ()
  • Doulble quotation mark (")
  • backslash (\)
  • at sign (@)
  • left curly brace ({)
  • less than sign (<)
  • backquote (`)


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