Searching Without Names

When querying that database do you search without names? Searching on locations and approximate years of birth may be the approach it takes to find your person. Also avoid the temptation to fill in as many search boxes as possible. Searching a database is not a contest to see who has the most boxes filled in. Sometimes less is more. The best to way to go is usually to enter minimal information first, see how many results that gives you, and go from there.