How do you search for a free space?

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I'm probably being silly but I can't figure out how to search for a free space page.  I found "Search for anything" but I tried a few words I have on one of my free spaces and it did not find my page.

I'm creating a page for the Drapers' Livery Company and it occurred to me someone may have already done this - in which case we could merge/colloaborate.
in Genealogy Help by Chris Orme G2G6 (7.4k points)
Not at all silly - good question!

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Chris, in the drop-down box on the right side of your screen at the top under "My WikiTree" is the heading, Watchlist.

Open up your Watchlist and near the top of the page you'll see:

This is your Watchlist. [more info]

The profiles are currently sorted alphabetically by current last name. You can resort them in reverse alphabetical order, by date of birth, by most recent edit date, or by Privacy Level (most public first). Click here to search for potential duplicates Find Matches.

Also see your Free-Space Watchlist. <===============

It sort of blends in with the other information. :o)

by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (80.6k points)
selected by Keith Baker
Hey, thanks, Debbie, that certianly helps me find my free space pages and any I have added to my watchlist.

How do I search for pages that others may have created and are not on my watchlist?
This isn't going to help you a lot unless you have hours with nothing else to do. Someone else will have to give you a better answer, but the only way I know to review free space pages is to go to the index:

http://www.wikitree.com/indexes/space.html

There are a great many pages to look through.
I just had moderate luck with an advanced Google search:

ships site:http://www.wikitree.com ... returned 12,000+ hits, but first couple of pages were enlightening.

Or, you can click the "Search" link at the bottom of a WikiTree page (which I just realized was there), go to section 4 - "search for anything", and type in, say, "ships" - does close to the same thing (searches just WikiTree, but it returned 11,900 hits).

Cheers, Liz
Thanks Liz, that is really helpful.  Just tested it and found what I was looking for.

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