Search engine for Vossaboki

With this search engine you may search for specific words or phrases within the Vossaboki pages on this web site.

The spelling of the endings of a surname may differ (i.e. for a female: knutsdotter knutsdatter knutsdr knutsdtr or for a male: knutson knutsen knutsson knutssen). To avoid this problem use the wildcard * in your search, in this case knuts*. If you just want to search for a female you may use knutsd*.

The larger farms are often divided into several "bruk" (=small-holdings). The name of a "bruk" is mentioned along with a number (i.e. Bruk 6. Hagen). To search for a specific "bruk" use brackets around the words. Example: [bruk hagen], see further information below.

Search tips

By default the search engine tries to locate pages which have exact matches for all of the words entered in your search query. If that fails, it then tries to locate pages which contain any words in your search query. If that happens a short message is displayed at the top of the search results indicating this has been done.

In addition, there are several ways to modify the default search behavior.

  1. Phrase search
    The search engine supports three types of phrase search.
    • To match an exact phrase, use quotes around the phrase
      Example: "married to a baker" matches:
      • married to a baker
    • To match a near phrase (with up to two non-search words between each search word), use square brackets around the words
      Example: [married to a baker] matches:
      • married to a baker
      • married in 1900 to Albert Smith, a baker
    • To match a far phrase (with up to seven non-search words between each word), use braces around the words
      Example: {married to a baker} matches:
      • married to a baker
      • married in 1900 to Albert Smith, a baker
      • married in December 1900 in the parish church to the youngest son of a baker
  2. + and - qualifiers
    If you prepend a word with + that word is required to be on the page.
    If you prepend a word with - that word is required to not be on the page.
    Example: +always -never
  3. * wildcard
    If a query word ends with a * all words on a page which start the same way as that query word will match.
    Example: gift*
  4. ? wildcard
    If a query word contains a ? any character will match that position.
    Example: b?g
  5. Boolean search
    You can use the following boolean operators in your search: AND, OR, NOT. These operators MUST be in capital letters.
    Example: (contact AND us) OR (about AND us)

All of these techniques can be combined: +alway* -ne??r*

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