Re: NEW: to do a global search of all RootsWeb mailing list archives use "advanced search" Rootsweb has changed their search in the new beta search for all archived messages, this is probaily easier. Clicking this link takes you to a beta search engine, which enables you to do a global search of all RootsWeb mailing list archives. Use advanced section for new search: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/search Search Tips a.. Search for a phrase by putting quotes around a group of words, like "john jones" b.. Perform a single character wildcard search using "?". For example, j?nes will find jones and janes c.. Perform a multiple wildcard search using "*". This will look for zero or more characters, so jon* will find jon, jones, and jonson d.. Use "AND" to require the search to find all words or phrases. "john AND jones" will only return results with both words e.. Use "NOT" to exclude words or phrases. For example "john NOT jones" will return all results with the word john but not jones ----------------------------- orginal message Subject: NEW: to do a global search of all RootsWeb mailing list archives Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 19:25:27 -0500 www.Rootsweb.com EDITOR'S DESK: NEWS, NOTES; SOME SITES WORTH SEEING NEWS: List Archives Search. There is a new link on the main threaded list archives page: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ Clicking this link takes you to a beta search engine, which enables you to do a global search of all RootsWeb mailing list archives. http://archiver.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/search Keyword searches (simple searches) and advanced searches can be made from the appropriate tab on this page. Advanced searches offer the option to search by the entire message (labeled body), subject field,from field (e-mail address of poster), list (limit search to a single mailing list), date (limit search by a date using these formats -- 10 Jun 2005, Jun 2005, or 2005). A plus or minus sign before a keyword serves to include or exclude the keyword it precedes.