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Frustration with searches

Frustration with searches

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 10:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
When I do an advanced search for birth records on family members in Baltimore, MD, why do I get thousands of results including birth records from all over the country and even in other countries?

I thought the advanced search was supposed to narrow it down to Maryland. What am I doing wrong? It's very frustrating!

Thanks for any advice and help.

Re: Frustration with searches

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you tried checking the "exact" box?

Re: Frustration with searches

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 1:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I haven't. I'll give that a try. Thanks.

Re: Frustration with searches

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 3:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sometimes trying the other search format helps, also - on the basic search page (the one you get when you click the bar above), find the "go to old search" link on the right, in small print just below the bar. Click that, and see if the results are different. Sometimes "old search" is better for some things (and sometimes "new search" is better).

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