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Terms and Definitions

Database
Databases are specific files, or family trees. The person submitting the family tree chooses a unique user code to identify each family tree submitted.
Surname and Given Name
Surnames is another term for last name; given name is a first name.
User Code
The person submitting a family tree chooses a unique user code to identify each family tree submitted.

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Related FAQs:
Using the Global Search Form
Exclude family tree from search
WorldConnect Search Results
Index to Family Tree
Submitting Your Family Tree
User Codes

WorldConnect allows you to search a specific family tree, if you know the database name (user code) of the family tree. You can "jump" to a specific database from the main WorldConnect page, or from the form shown in the side panel of this page.

This search method will take you to the first page of the individual database, where you can choose to:
  • do a simple search by entering a surname (last name) only,
  • search by surname and given name,
  • do an advanced search using the global search form, or
  • browse through the family tree, including A to Z surname options
For more information on using the index function on this first page, click here.

Identifying a database name (user code)

To find a user code for a family tree you submitted, go to Password Central and request your WorldConnect user code and password. If you submitted more than one family tree, you will receive all the user codes and passwords.

To find a user code for a family tree someone else submitted , access their file by doing a search. The user code appears at the end of the URL (address), after the equal sign. For example, "winch" in the address shown below is the user code for that family tree:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=winch


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