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Monday, 2 October 2017

FindMyPast extends search filter options to counties

Further to my recent blogpost about FindMyPast adding more subcategories to help you filter results when searching Births, Marriages and Deaths collections, another refinement has been applied. This time, it's geographical searches that have been targetted. It's now possible to filter your search by county. There are two ways of doing this:

https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5947&awinaffid=123532&clickref=&p=https://search.findmypast.ie/historical-records?page=1&region=ireland&subcountry=carlow&subcountryfieldname=county&searchedrecordsetname=
  1. You can search the A–Z of record sets in Ireland for collections that cover your chosen county.

    Click image to the right to see the 'A-Z of record sets in Ireland' page filtered to County Carlow. You can see all the collections that include records for County Carlow, and the number of individual records held in the database for each record set.

    (You can also search by counties in the collections for England, Scotland and Wales, and by province in the Canada collection.)
  2. You can restrict your search in individual record sets to entries from one or multiple counties. The example below shows I've selected counties Carlow and Dublin as the area of enquiry for a search in the Ireland Dog Licences collection.

https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5947&awinaffid=123532&clickref=&p=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.findmypast.ie%2Fsearch-ireland-records