Refine Search: Easily add information or remove it from your search – no more scrolling to the bottom of the page
Categories: Narrow your search by new, better organized content categories and subcategories
Matching Person: Get the best matches possible from family trees on Ancestry
Record Preview: Hover over a search result to preview more detailed information without having to click on the result
Image Snapshots: View sections of newspaper and journal images highlighting your search terms to see whether a match is relevant
Photo Results: See thumbnails of photos in your search results
Record Counts: Quickly learn how many matches you have
Site-wide Search: Search all of Ancestry at once without sacrificing a thing – and find photos, historical records, newspapers and histories all on the same page in a simpler, easier-to-read layout.
Type-ahead Tools: Type information into a search field and Ancestry will forecast what you’re typing and fill in the remaining fields based on information already in your family tree
Advanced Search Options: Narrow your search with advanced search options that make sure your results exactly match the terms you’ve specified
Powerful Filters: Easily browse titles in Ancestry’s card catalogue by filtering a title’s category, location and/or date simultaneously
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