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Advanced Search

The Advanced Search screen may be used to create more precise searches by choosing from a variety of options. This search screen is helpful if you are looking for specific items or if you wish to retrieve a narrow set of search results.

Address Search

The Address Search may be used to create precise address searches by entering queries in specific formats. This search option is helpful if you are looking for specific commercial or residential buildings with known addresses.

To begin a search using the default settings, enter the address you want to search for in the Search for: input boxes, then click the Start Search button (the enter key will not start a search on this screen.) The default settings will use left-anchored phrase searching to locate your address within the Addresses field.

Enter addresses using the following format...

Building Number... ...Street Name... ...Street Type... ...Directional
245 Piedmont Avenue  
132 Maple St S
200 Railroad Ave Southeast


with this query... ...which assumes... ...would retrieve...
245 Piedmont Avenue 245+Piedmont+Avenue* [View results of sample search]
132 Maple St S 132+Maple+Street+S* [View results of sample search]
200 Railroad Ave Southeast 200+Railroad+Avenue+SE* [View results of sample search]


Building Number: Enter building numbers as whole numbers. Searches will not recognize, for example, #8, Apt.3, 1/2, 1/3, A, B.

Street Name: Enter numbered streets in either verbal (First, Second, Fifty-third) or numerical (1st, 2nd, 53rd) formats. For verbal formats, it is important to include dashes rather than spaces between digits in numbered streets.

Street Type: Enter street types spelled out (Street, Road, Place, Avenue, Terrace) or as abbreviations (St, Rd, Blvd, Ave). For best results, do not include periods in abbreviations.

Directional: Enter directions spelled out (North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest) or as abbreviations (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW). For best results, do not include spaces or dashes between directions in Northeast, Northwest, Southeast or Southwest (ex. Northeast, not North east) or periods in abbreviations.

Use the following options to. . .

  • CHOOSE CITY -- Select from the pull-down menu of cities.

Search

To begin a search using the default settings, enter the word(s) you want to search for in one or more of the Search for: input boxes, then click the Start Search button (the enter key will not start a search on this screen). The default settings will search for your terms within City, County, Year, Named Buildings & Building Types, Addresses and Neighborhoods.

Use the following options to. . .

  • COMBINE SEARCH TERMS -- Specify how multiple words are treated within a single input box.
    For example, words entered in a single input box as: school Early

    with this setting ... ...which assumes: ...would be searched as if ... ... and you would retrieve:
    all of these AND between words school (and) Early [View results of sample search]
    any of these OR between words school (or) Early [View results of sample search]

  • CHOOSE SEARCH TYPE -- Select from the pull-down menu of options to search in (keyword, title, county, city, addresses, named building & building types or year). For an explanation of these field options, see the searchable fields help page.

  • COMBINE SEARCHES -- Specify how the searches are to be combined if more than one input box is used.

    This setting ... ... would find
    AND results from both (or all) of the input boxes
    OR results from either (or any) of the input boxes
    NOT results that exclude the terms entered

  • LIMIT SEARCHES -- Narrow your search even further.

    Limit ... ... would find
    by Date or rangeitems that fit your search criteria AND were created during the specified date range