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Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 15 Apr 2012 6:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Apr 2012 6:00AM GMT
I have recently signed up to Findmypast.co.uk and have been trying to add the provider to the option to Search for current person on the internet.
Following the Legacy's Help options it would seem that the URL returned for searching Findmypast differs from the example given there i.e. http://www.findmypast.co.uk/XdbSearchCountServlet.
Any help would be appreciated.
Andy Claxton

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 12:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Apr 2012 12:17PM GMT
See this thread

legacyusergroup@legacyusers.com/msg10535.html" target="_blank">http://www.mail-archive.com/legacyusergroup@legacyusers.com/...

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 12:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, can't seem to find a way to get the URL to display correctly here.

If you go to the legacyusergroup mail archives site, you can search for "FYI: Custom Search URL for FindMyPast" to find this thread.

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 3:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I had previously found that post but it made no scence to me then nor now.

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
The summary of that is you can use this URL for your custom searches for Find My Past...

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/XdbSearchCountServlet?forename=I...

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes I have also seen that which is of no use for custom searches as it doesn't explain how to amend the URL to cater for variables.

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, I understood the question was how to get a useful URL from FindMyPast, not how to create the final custom one. I'm not in front of Legacy. Will try to reply with a final URL later this evening.

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Apr 2012 10:47PM GMT
Use the following. You'll need to RIGHT+CLICK and select the copy option. Then simply past into Legacy.

FindMyPast Custom Search:

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/XdbSearchCountServlet?forename=[...]

Re: Adding a provider to the Search Internet option

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 9:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.
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