Sphider Searching Hints & How Tos
Single Word (Bachmann) AND and OR search (Bachmann or Bachman) Phrase (Gottlieb Bachmann)
Search with wild card:
Search for portions of a word with * (Bac*, Bach*) (*Phalz, *Phalz*, Rheinland* Pfalz*)
Strict Search !
Using the exclamation point ! as the first character eliminates the words or names with portions of the letters contained in the name. (!Ell will only find the surname “ELL” and will not find the name in words such as “well-intended” or the family name of Mueller.)
Tolerant SearchUsed in the AND, OR or Phrase Search Equalizes search input for Germanic umlauts and
the other vowels including: è=a=ê=ë , ƒ=u , o=Ü etc.
Overwrites the Distinct results for upper and lowercase queries ("Buchele", Sphider will deliver results that also contain the word "BÜchele". If the entry is reversed with the input of "BÜchele", the result will deliver all results for "Buchele" as well.)
The Sphider search engine allows for GRHS site users to search in the following specific categories:
* Entire Site,
* About us,
* Obituary Project,
* Youth Program,
* Text + Media
Special thanks to Bob Ell for writing these search tips.