Guide: How to Find People Researching the Same Place as You

This is a really short guide because, well... frankly, this is what Ancestorian makes so easy! Read on.

1.) Visit the Search Places page

In the main (black background) menu bar, select:
Places → Search Places

2.) Search for a Place

In this example, we have searched for ‘newcastle’

You will see a result list of places featuring the searched term or related terms.

You can order the list by clicking on a header. Here, we have clicked on ‘Researchers’ so we can see which places have the most activity.


3.) Visit the Place Page

For this guide, we have searched for and selected Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.
We have also made Rickmansworth one of our places. This means that other people searching here can see that we are interested. Maybe they will contact us via the Ancestorian messaging system, perhaps we will see each other in a group, etc.

4.) Find Researchers and Help for the Place

A little further down the page (maybe an advert come first, these are the only way that Ancestorian makes a few cents that we need to pay the huge hosting bills) you will find the Researchers/Experts/Historians section.

The members listed here are people like you who have added Rickmansworth as a research interest and made it public. The guide was made using member 'evitester'. You see he is here in the list and because he is the logged in user, we see he is highlighted blue. This could be you!

You can click on a member's name to get to their profile and reach out to them. Maybe they can help with your Rickmansworth research. 
See all those symbols to the right of each name? They tell you what expertise each user has... as soon as users start to activate them. See how to activate these expertise icons in our 'What You Can Do on a Place Page' guide.