Advance Search Improvements

Search Improvements. We are very happy to introduce several enhancements to your search experience this week. The new capabilities include:

  • Copy Citation to clipboard – When you have a search result and you would like to copy the citation information, you can click on Citation Information button on the top of the page. There you will see the convenient blue button to “Copy Citation” which will put the Citation information and the URL of the record to your computer’s clipboard. Then simply paste it wherever you would like.
  • Shorter Citation URLs – Many people have noticed that the URLs for search results can be very long (as many as 185 characters!). So, as part of the Citation enhancement you get a much more compact URL that you can save in your family tree software or document.
  • Image Print – If you click the Print button while looking at the image for a record, we will include the citation information and the citation URL underneath the image for your convenient reference.
  • Search help – We have added the “Need Help?” button on the right-hand margin of the Advanced Search page. Now you have convenient access to Tips on how to search, a video tutorial and other information available from both the Advanced Search and Search Results pages.

These pictures below highlight the new Citation and Search Help enhancements. We hope you will enjoy these new capabilities!