Mocavo Gold makes it easy to search for your ancestors, share your discoveries, and preserve your family history for future generations to enjoy. This step-by-step guide will walk you through getting the most out of your Mocavo Gold search experience.
1. On the Mocavo menu bar, click search.
2. Fill out the Mocavo Gold search form
Our simple search form allows you to enter your ancestor’s first name, last name, and any relevant keywords. If you are not exactly sure what you’re looking for, keep your search as broad as possible. Once you fill in the search fields, click the green search button to reveal your results.
The most relevant results will display first. If you do not get any relevant results on your first attempt, try broadening your search by only entering an ancestor’s first and last name, then use our faceted search filters to narrow down your results.
3. Narrow down your results with faceted search filters
Take advantage of our filtering options on the left side of the screen.
You can filter by record category, date, and location.
For example, let’s say you only want to look at birth records. First click on the section entitled “Birth, Marriage, Death.”
Then, you can filter your results even further by clicking on the category entitled “Birth.” Accordingly, your search results list will only display records categorized as birth records. You can select multiple search filters at once.
Still not sure about how to use faceted search?
Check out our 1 minute tutorial here.
4. View more results on your page
If you want to view more results on each page, simply click on 10, 25, or 50 results per page
In your list of results, you will see a document preview, which gives you a sneak-peek at where your ancestor’s name is found in the document.
Once you click on a search result, you will be redirected to either a website, a record index page, or a high-definition image of the record. Your search keywords will be highlighted in the document, so you can easily scan the record for relevant information.
5. Print, share, or download documents
You can easily share documents you find with family members and friends through social media or email. Simply click on any of the mediums under “share discovery” and share away!
Printing or downloading a document or image is easy! Simply click on the corresponding green button at the top of the page.
If you have any other questions about the Mocavo Gold search experience, please do not hesitate to contact our support team at email@example.com. We would be happy to help!
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