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One of the main advantages of using the Family Finder search is that you can expand your search beyond a single individual. By entering up to 4 generations of your family tree, you can increase the scope of your search and also receive better matches — the search engine takes the family structure into account when deciding how many stars to give a match.

There is a link to the Whole Family Search at the bottom of any search results page from an individual search. Click it, and you'll see the following window.

Welcome to the Whole Family Search page

Click the link, and a window will pop up where you can enter the name of the first person in the tree. Normally this would be you, but there may be times when you want to start with a different member of your family. Enter the name and birth or death information if you have it, and then click OK to begin building the tree you'll search from.

Data entry screen for first person in the tree

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