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Browsing places

place listYou find Places by going to the Find drop-down menu. You will see the page at right. This gives you four options for exploring places.

  1. You can choose to navigate to places using the alphabetical listing. These letters start with the largest locality first, then the next, etc. For example, select A, then Australia (or select "Australia" in the Top 30 largest localities). Your next level of choice includes all the Australian states with entries in this tree. Notice that Australia is listed also but instead of the number of "components" in brackets there is a search symbol. This symbol takes you to a page with a map and all the events linked to this place (i.e. that equals "Australia" - see para 2 below). Otherwise you can choose one of the other entries (states or territories) and the same scenario will greet you as you work down the through the categories. (See how places names are recorded for further clarification.)
  2. You can type in a place name (blue rectangle in the illustration) and see what results you get. Notice that you can search for anything "containing" what you type. Using this method, you can search for "Australia" and ALL places that contain "Australia".
  3. The Places page also lists the 30 "largest" localities. Note that "largest" here means the number of sub categories that link to this place, not the number of people event links in the tree.

Note that you can also search for places in the Search People and Search Families links in the Find drop-down menu. You can choose what events you want to display. For example, if you just wanted to know who was born in London, England no matter what suburb or parish and were not interested in other events, you would choose Search Persons, type in London, England in Birth Place, leave the option set at "contains".