|Features of the Search Results page in Historical Records|
Understanding the Search Results Screen
When a search is performed within Historical Records at FamilySearch, the results will be displayed in a columnar format. This layout makes viewing search results easy by clustering information into similar groupings within columns and also by providing a quick overview of the information that can easily be filtered by the human eye.
A global search for the name Luckcuck returned the following results. It is easy to discern records with a common parentage, such as Glen and Helen Luckcuck, whose parents are John and Flora Luckcuck and also to view the state of residence, Oklahoma, and the years of births. This essential information can quickly help to determine if these are the correct results.
Understanding the Ranking of Search Results
Each search field contributes to the overall ranking, based on its importance, for example, the "Surname" contributes more than the "Residence".
The amount that each field contributes is weighted on whether the match is exact, close or missing from the record. "Exact" contributes the most, "Close" contributes less and "Missing" subtracts a little from the overall ranking.
Viewing Additional Information about the Individual
The Record Details for the person can be viewed in two Ways:
The Preview may be closed by clicking on the up arrow in the upper right hand corner.
3. Source Box - Add source detail to Family Tree How to use My Source Box in Historical Records (114119)
4. Printing of images - Read carefully the options. Any questions, please view: Restrictions on viewing an image in Historical Records (105840)
5. Search Collection - Resets search options
6. About this collection - Opens a WIKI article for this collection:
7. About image restrictions - A disscussion on why we can not view certain images. Restrictions on viewing an image in Historical Records (105840)
Printing the Search Results Screen
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