How to Search
Search by name
Enter a full name, first name, or last name—consider multiple spellings for each. For example, Phoebe might appear as Phebe, Pheobe, or Febe.
Search by location
Enter the town, county, and/or state.
Search by a specific term
For example, enter “blacksmith” or “sister” which produces all ads in which those terms appear.
Find Ads Using the Map
Explore the map to see ads displayed by the searcher’s location and where they searched..The Map
Find Ads by Newspapers
Search ads based on the newspapers where they appeared.Newspapers
Find Ads Using Tags
Tags are terms that do not appear in the ads but have been added by our team to allow you to discover ads that share common themes. See our glossary of tags.Tags