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.) Use the '+ Your Places' Button

Locate the place you want to add as a research interest and click the green ‘+ Your Places’ button.

The page reloads and you see that this has changed to a black button with a check and ‘Your Place’ written on it.

You can confirm the place has been added to your research interests by clicking on the link to the place page (place name) or clicking the ‘View’ button.

4.) Confirm Added by Viewing Place page

Here, you can see that Newcastle under Lyme has been added to your places and it is ‘Public’ which means other users can find you.

There are very powerful features available from place pages on Ancestorian, read about them in our 'What You Can Do on a Place Page' guide.

5.) Or Confirm in Manage Places page

Alternatively, you can visit:
Your Ancestorian → Manage Places You Research

Here, after adding a filter in the ‘Filter results’ box for ‘newca’, we see that the newly linked place is public and that two further Newcastles are ‘Your Places’ but not publicly visible – therefore, you will not be found for these.

TIP: Find out what else you can do on the Manage Places You Research page in our guide.

6.) Add a Missing Place to Ancestorian

If you don’t find the place you are wanting to add as a research interest among the many thousands of places on Ancestorian, you can add it.

Read the ‘How to Add a Missing Place to Ancestorian’ guide.