NCGenWeb Archives Search Engine
After you have entered your "Surname" and select a county or all counties,
you will be taken to the next page listing all matches found in the state.
From that page you may refine your search utilizing the "Keywords" search.
Following are tips in using this search tool.
Keywords: Match: All Sort by: Score
Boolean Reverse Score
Keywords may be a given name, a surname, or a place name
You may enter more than one word in your Keywords field, for example John
& Adams & Boston
The default "All" will return files that contain all three words.
Again, it could be a file about John Smith and Willie Adams and contain
the word Boston as well, but all the terms will be in the file.
The match "Any" turns up files with "John" or "Adams" or "Boston" or all
combinations of those words. They need not be together and need not refer
to John & Adams & Boston.
"Boolean" allows you to create complex queries such as (John and Adams)
and Boston and not Willie and not Smith - this query would find files
containing "John" and "Adams" and "Boston" AND do not contain either of
the words "Willie" and "Smith"
Score - the search engine ranks the files by how close the search words
are to the beginning of the file and how many times the word appears in
the file. Highest score would be first, lowest score last. Reverse score
is the opposite.
Time - newest sorted to the top (helpful if you have already searched for
something and you go back later and want to see if something new has been
added). Reverse Time - oldest files first.
Thanks to Joy Fisher for this information.
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