How to search our site

The search function which can be found in the menu on the right side conducts a full text search of the whole website. Please note the following rules (for a better overview, the search examples are placed in brackets, which, however, is NOT necessary when searching):


  • A search request with two words will yield all pages containing both words.


  • A search request with three words will yield all pages containing the first and at least one other. The hit list displays those pages containing all three searched words at the top.


  • It does not matter whether you use upper or lower case.


  • The full text search does not register common words like [in], [from], [and] et cetera.


Special characters can unfortunately not be included manually; they are, however, mandatory to find the according words. If you cannot avoid to enter special characters by using a * (cf. further down), you will have do add them using copy & paste:


ä ǎ ă ć č ď ł ň ö ő ř ş š ţ ů ü ű ž ß


  • Hyphens will be ignored.

E. g.: [Otomani-Füzesabony] corresponds to [Otomani Füzesabony].


  • Placing a hyphen in front will exclude words.

E.g.: To find Otomani graves outside of Romania, you may enter [Otomani Slovakia Hungary], but also [Otomani -Romania].


  • Precise word orders can be found by placing them in quotation marks.

E.g.: If you start a search with [Otomani-Füzesabony], you will get all pages containing the words Otomani and Füzesabony since the hyphen will be ignored (cf. above). To receive a list of the pages containing the word order Otomani-Füzesabony, you will have to place the request in quotation marks: [”Otomani-Füzesabony”]


  • With * you can find parts of words. For one, this is useful for not having to write out long names:

E. g.: [bodrogk*] or [*resztúr] instead of [bodrogkeresztúr]

For another, you will also find different dictions:

E. g.: [Baden*] will yield Baden, but also, e. g., Badener

And especially, you can avoid special characters:

E. g.: [gumelni*] instead of [gumelniţa]; [*lcu*] instead of [Sălcuţa]


  • By placing an @, you can confine your search to a certain section of the page.

E. g.: [münchshöfen @kulturen]; [Budapest @kataloge]

Ann.: There is a special search function to search the Catalogue of Graves to save you from typing [@kataloge:grabkatalog] all the time.



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