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Who? Me? Special Programs
Detailed Search Options
Who? Me? has two advanced/detailed search forms. Each with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Who? Me? has a very large database containing 24636 records of people that someone is looking for. For example there are 5000 notes where someone is looking for someone for an adoption search related reason such as bMother, bChild, etc., or 10234 notes where someone is looking for an old lost friend or lost love. Each record has more than 12 special fields of information. Fields such as "Last Name", "Last Known City", "Gender", etc. If you are short of time, try the Wizard Search first, but if you have more time, try both for the best possibility of success. These two different methods are described in some detail here ....
Search Wizard Option!
Search Wizard Option
Click on (try) me first if you are short of time! Best chance of finding all your notes.

Wizard Search: The "Wizard Search" search form is an interview type form. You fill out a sort of interview form and then the search is conducted from your answers entered in the form, working on the inclusive basis. Inclusive means that the more information you provide on the interview form about your background (names, places, etc.) the more inclusive the results will be. If ANY of the search criteria conditions are satisfed, the record is returned. Example: If you search for just the last name of "Miller, you might find 5 records with last name Miller.
If you search for city of "Denver, you might find 10 records.
If you searched for both "Denver" and "Miller" you will then get 15 records where one or the other was present. If you added Mary you might then get 35 records where one of the three criteria was present.

The more criteria you search for, the more records in the database that would be "Included" in the results.

Targeted Search Option!
Who? Me? Power Search Power (Targeted) Search: The "Power (Targeted) Search" search form works on the exclusive basis. Exclusive means that the more search criteria you enter the more restrictive or exclusive the results will be. All search criteria conditions must be satisfied before a record is returned. Example: If you search for just the last name of "Miller, you might find hundreds of records...
    Record 1  Miller, John, Denver, Colorado
    Record 2  Miller, Bob, Los Angeles, California
    Record .  ... and 100 others etc.
But if you searched for last name of "Miller and City of "Denver" then you might find only 3 records..
    Record 1  Miller, John, Denver, Colorado
    Record 2  Miller, Bob, Denver, Colorado
    Record 3  Miller, Mary, Denver, Colorado
Now if you searched for last name of "Miller, First Name = "Mary" and City = "Denver" then you might find just one record..
    Record 1  Miller, Mary, Denver, Colorado
The more search criteria you enter, the more records in the database that are "Excluded" from your results.