how to search my tree for location?

+4 votes
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I have to unify the location name, to correct some of my old input (like S. Ermete instead of Sant'Ermete). i found error by exporting GEDCOM file, but is very time consuming to check the single record on gedcom, open the corresponding wikitree profile and correct the place. How I  can list my record for place ?
asked in WikiTree Help by Enrico Davini G2G2 (2.9k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

2 Answers

+2 votes

I don't know an efficient way to search for locations on only the profiles you have made. However, you can use Google Search to search for a specific string of text in WikiTree. (There is a Google Search utility within WikiTree, but this type of search is more efficient if you do it from Google.)

This search string should work for the example you gave:

"s ermete" site:wikitree.com/wiki

When doing a search like that, I think it's best to adjust your search settings to display a large number of results (for example, 100). That makes it easier to visually scan the results.

answered by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (867k points)
+1 vote

The WikiTree+ Text search is pretty good for searching for locations, it looks at what is in the place fields. You cannot limit the search to your watchlist - but you can sort the list by Last Name at Birth, which may be useful for you.

There is also a column where you see the manager of the profiles. When you have fairly unique place names this should be helpful.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=Ermete&MaxProfiles=500&SortOrder=LNAB&PageSize=100

answered by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (253k points)

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