Site Search Tips

Site Index

If you are seeking information about a person or surname, consider first browsing the Rav-SIG Site Index. This is an index of more than 2,400 names found in the static pages of this web site. The Site Index was created to aid your search by providing the exact spelling of names found throughout this web site. The site search box, located at the bottom of any page, may then be used to locate pages containing these names. 

Site Map

Search for topics of interest by browsing the Rav-SIG Site Map. The Site Map contains a table of contents of pages in this web site and displays the page titles.

General Search Tips and Examples

In the site search box at the bottom of any page, just type in a few words or phrases. Try to use discriminating terms that are likely to be found only in the documents you seek. The more words you give, the better results you'll get. Here are some examples:

Search by typing words and phrases.

maharal prague

Inktomi Search will find documents containing as many of these words and phrases as possible, ranked so that the documents most relevant to your query are presented first. Don't worry about missing a document because it doesn't have one of the words in your search -- Inktomi Search returns relevant results even if they don't contain all query terms.

Identify phrases with quotation marks, separate with commas.

name "maharal of prague", "czech republic"

A phrase is entered using double quotation marks, and only matches those words which appear adjacent to each other. Separate multiple phrases or proper names with a comma.

Use UPPER case to indicate exact match:

MaHaRaL Prague Czech Republic

Search terms in lowercase will match words in any case, otherwise, an exact case match is used. For example, maharal will find matches for Maharal, maharal, and MaHaRaL, whereas a query for MaHaRaL will only match MaHaRaL.

Advanced Search Help

This link will take you to the advanced search facility for the entire JewishGen web site:

Advanced Search Help.