Maximize your search results for your query by:

  • Dropping abbreviations like Ave., Dr., St., to street names. For example, "Baltimore" instead of "Baltimore St."
  • Spelling words out AND then doing a second search using an abbreviation. For example, "WWII" and "World War II" or "Penna" and "Pennsylvania."
  • Using variations in spelling if you know them. For example, some families used the surname "Hinkel" while others used "Henekel."
  • Use alternate names for one location. For example, today's Gettysburg Hotel was once known as Hotel Gettysburg, McClellan Tavern, and McClellan House.