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Ask Ancestry Anne: Search Tip #16: Use Facets

Do you want a certain type of record?  Say Military?  Then you may want to try the Category and Sub Category facets down the side of your search results.

Let’s say I’m searching for Tarlton Gillespie:

But I suspect because of the year he was born, about 1787, that he may have served in the war of 1812, so I just want to see military records.

You’ll notice on the left hand side, the category Military:


Click on that and we will just show you military records:

Combine that with a “Summarized by Category” search and you’ll see a list of military collections we think he is in.

Next tip: Search Tip #17: Search From Trees or review the previous tip: Search Tip #15: Do a Category Search

Happy Searching!

Ancestry Anne

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