I had a basic question yesterday that reminded me of one of the core values of GenealogyBank – it’s flexible search engine.
A woman wrote asking for the obituary notice of her father – who had died in December 2008 – but she had not included her father’s name. So I wrote back asking her for that detail.
I first entered what I knew – the name of his daughter and the month/year that he died. I left all of the other search fields blank. I reasoned that the obituary would likely include the name of his children and close relatives – in this case, the name of his daughter.
There was only one hit that met that search criteria.