Use research on address to find neighbours

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nberline
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Use research on address to find neighbours

Postby nberline » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:48 am

Dont overlook the full text research. By entering their address,
I found the names of some neighbours of my grand-parents ROTENSTEIN in Warsaw.
I looked for the names of these neighbours on the website Warsaw Getto
http://www.getto.pl/index.php?temp=temp&lang=en
and YadVashem Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
http://www.yadvashem.org/lwp/workplace/IY_HON_Entrance.
Thus I was able to make contact with descendants of these neighbours who survived the Shoah!
Nicole Berline, Paris

nberline
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Re: Use research on address to find neighbours

Postby nberline » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:58 am

I continued looking for people who lived at the same address as my grand-parents Muranowska 12 in Warsaw.
There are many in the directories which have been indexed sinxe my last visit: 1930, 1909 and 1939-1940.
I ran into a problem: the indexer does not allow me to search for "Muranowska 12" , only for " Muranowska"
and then I get so many hits it is hard to find what I look for.
However I discovered I can also use the Windows search or the Djvu one to narrow the search.

logan
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Re: Use research on address to find neighbours

Postby logan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:52 am

You can definitely search for "Muranowska 12" if you include the quotes (") in your search. However, the text snippets shown in the list of search results will have highlighting not only for "Muranowska 12," but also for "Muranowska" and "12." The problem is just with the highlighting in the text snippets. The search correctly finds pages that include the exact phrase "Muranowska 12," and these pages often also contact the words separately.

-Logan


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