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Guide: Using the Search Function

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Ancestorian has more than one Search function. These differ from one another in terms of the content they will search.

The purpose of this Guide is to help you know which Search function to use to find what you are trying to find.

Searching for the Mention of Specific Words, Names or Hashtags Within a Discussion Feed

To Search for the mention of specific words, names or hashtags within a discussion feed, it is important to use the Search box at the top of the posts in the middle of the website.

Main Newsfeed

To search for mention of specific words, names or hashtags within the discussion posts in the main Newsfeed, locate the Search box towards the top of the page, immediately above the discussion posts:

Picture showing the location of the Search box on the website

Group Discussion Feed

Similarly, to search for mention of specific words, names or hashtags within a Group discussion feed, go into the Group itself and locate the Search box towards the top of the page, immediately above the group discussion posts. For example:

Picture showing location of Search box on the website

Discussion Feed within a Person’s Profile Pages

Similarly, to search for mention of specific words, names or hashtags within your own, or another member’s personal discussion feed, go into the Profile itself and locate the Search box towards the top of the page, immediately above the discussion posts. For example:

Picture showing location of Search box on the website

Searching for Blog posts and static content

To search for blog posts and static content, use the Search functions on the right-hand-side of the website

Either: the magnifying glass Tab at the far right of the Tabs at the top of the Website:

Or:

The Search box just below the Tabs on the right-hand-side of the Website:

Picture showing location of Search Box on right-hand-side of the Website

These Search options are available regardless of which Tab (News Feed, Articles (Blogs), Groups, You, Support, Messenger ), you have open.

Searching for Groups and Other Members of Ancestorian

You can search for Groups and for Members. This is done from within the 'Groups' Tab at the top of the Website:

Picture showing detail of Groups Tab

For more information about finding Groups, see the Guide How to Find, Join and Use Groups

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Added to the Support Menu now too.