How do we limit a search to Australia

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in The Tree House by Bernie Howard G2G Crew (340 points)
I agree it does make life easier to see American States written in full with USA following the state but then I am guilty of shortening Australian states.  So what's good for the goose is good for the gander, in other words if the Americans just put USA after the abbreviated state  I could then work it out.
Half steps avail us nothing :)
Why not make the use of the 3 letter country code a standard ? i.e. USA, AUS, RSA, etc ?

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Bernie, Increase your parameters to narrow your search. Example: findagrave.com 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

We have 10 basic parameters: 

Name: First, Middle, Last. & also can check box for maiden name. 

                 Born: Year. xxxx

                  Died: Year. xxxx

Cemetery in: -Country List- 

                    -US State List- (Below this when you select State, County will pop up)      -County-    (then if you already have the Memorial # the number is all you need).

                     Memorial #:

Therefore you can enter a first initial or the whole first name. I normally do not use Middle name. (Unless I get mega hits the first search). Enter last name , weather Maiden Name or Married Name for ladies. 

I do not normally use Born Year & Died Year. (Again unless I get to many hits to look through). -Country- (I always add it). Enter the -State- If you know it. (or not). & adding the -County- will further narrow your search. 

I rarely use the Dates, but try just adding one more parameter or removing a parameter to broaden or narrow your search respectively. 

Furthermore, the more information you know and can add, the narrower your search. It is like this for most all searchable sites. 

P.S. My pet peeve is profile managers that only add the city & or no county, & abbreviate the State, also many are lazy & do not add the Country. A 9 y/o child in Texas probably has no idea where or what NSW is, Or where Skinquarter is. I know because my 4nd Gr Gf is from: Skinquarter, Chesterfield, Virginia (& or Virginia Colony, Virginia CSA, Or Virginia, USA. these depend on the dates, same as for Scottland, Ireland Etc. the names of places sometimes change).

Simplicity with Full attributes on the profiles you manage will make it easier for everybody. 

This is a bad example: Longview, Tx.

This is a good example: longview, Gregg, Texas, USA. (please notice the commas). 

The pointy Widget behind the birthplace deathplace will take you to a proper map IF you use exhaustive terms/ Full Name places and more people who may search for it have a better chance of finding the profile.

Please try this new free site Link I found and tell me if it is any good please? : http://freereg2.freereg.org.uk/search_queries/new Peace out, JPVIV :)

by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (239k points)
selected by Terry Wright

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