Is there a way I can query the WikiTree database?

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Is there a way I can query the WikiTree database, for example, to see all the profiles that list a specific place of birth, for people who are not on my Watchlist?  In the past I've used the Gedcom download feature for my own profiles, or the WikiTree+ customizable search for Error Suggestions, but I want to see profiles outside my Watchlist that may not have pending suggestions.  Thanks for your help!

PS I realize that if I use the Search option - text, it will return the pages that match the criteria I put in, it works wonderfully well, but obliges me to go into each and every person which is not practical for a big list.  I'm looking for a report format option, like with the suggestion lists  ...
asked in WikiTree Help by Bonnie Saunders G2G6 (7.3k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I added a few more tags - there are queries that can be run against the DB, but I'm not sure if they can do everything you're asking for.

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On WikiTree+, you can also search for profiles, not only the suggestions.

It is in Search group. Here you can see all profiles associated with Denver

http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=Denver+Colorado&MaxProfiles=10000&SortOrder=Default&PageSize=10

And here is the help of what you can search for.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:WikiTree_Plus#Text_search
answered by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
selected by Bonnie Saunders
I love the text search, Aleš.

I loved it even more when I started using the options for sorting and page size.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=Denver+Colorado&MaxProfiles=10000&SortOrder=BiDa&PageSize=100

Aleš, thank you so very much for the instructions!  I feel like a fool, because I've played around with the Wikitree+ feature I don't know how many times and have never came up with the combination ..... just goes to show you, it is better to ask!  I think you just changed my life on WikiTree ..... 

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