Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ancestry's Collections Priority Search

With the new Priority Search, you tell which national or ethnic records are most relevant to your search. When you select a specific nationality or ethnicity, the search engine will give databases with data pertinent to that nationality or ethnicity more weight when search results are returned.

In addition, choosing to prioritize a search helps know which Soundex algorithm and/or name dictionaries to use to better approximate matches for the names you’re searching.

Look for the “Give priority to” drop-down menu on search screens.

Anne Mitchell, search product manager, discusses Priority Search on the Ancestry blog:

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