Searching Hints & How To Do
The search engine does not care about upper and lower case characters. Searching for
will all deliver the same results.
Accents need not to be entered. The search engine automatically adds all kind of accents like German umlauts. Thus the search term muller will deliver all results for Muller, Müller, múller, Mûller, etc.
Different search modes
The following modes are available for the user
- Single words like bachmann
- AND and OR search like gottlieb bachman
- PHRASE search like father of scharlotta
- Search with wild cards like kinder* or *land*
Will find complete words like
Kindergarden or Rheinlandpfalz.
- Strict search like !searchme
Using the exclamation point ! as the first character eliminates all words or names from result listing, which consists of more letters than the search term.
!ell will only find the surname Ell and will not find words such as well-intended or the family name Mueller.
- Tolerant search. Used in the AND, OR and PHRASE search.
This mode equalizes all kind of vowels:
ä=a=à=â e=è=é=ê=ë î=ì=ì=í=í=Ì=Í=i etc.
The Sphider-plus search engine allows GRHS site users to search in the following specific categories:
- Entire site
- About us
- Obituary project
- Youth rogram
- Text + media
To access Category Search, enter your query string into the search field and press the Search button. Once the search engine has taken you to results page, you will see (left sided) a column, which offers the above categories. In order to improve your results, select the desired category and the search algorithm will present results only from that specific category.
Search for images
A special application is offered by the Text + media category.
Allowing to search for
Enabled by 3 different search buttons, the according results will be presented in result listing.
If the Search for media button is used to invoke the query, only images are presented in result listing. This special result listing additionally offers the option Show all media found at this page. The according link might be activated individually for each result on the result page.
If the standard Search button is used to invoke the query, image results are only presented for those pages, which also contain the search string as part of the full text (words, names, etc.).
In any case the category Text + media offers results from the entire GRHS site. Image results will be presented, if the name of the image file, or its title matches the query term.
Search on password protected pages
The search engine is able to find results on password-protected pages. The results are presented in result listing as usual. But clicking on such a result, still will require access authorization to open the according page.