Lower Merion Historical Society Advanced Search

Our library search feature is set to search the entire archive by default.  If you would like to narrow your search, you can click on the setttings toggle on the right-hand side to narrow your search by category.  Our advanced search functions allows you to narrow your search results based on what you’re looking for on the site.  Only four results show immediately, be sure to use the scroll bar on the right side to see more results.  If you would like a tutorial of the search function, click here.

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Filter by Custom Post Type
Filter by Categories
Full Text
Photographs
Library Collections
Articles & Ephemera
Videos
Burial Records
Local Antique Maps
Main Line Atlases

The search function is broken down into two parts, the query bar where you type in your search request, and then arrow on the right hand side that allows you to customize or narrow your search.

You can refine your search by checking and unchecking the different categories in the customization menu.  A checked box means you are searching within that section of the library, unchecking that box narrows your search to only the checked categories.  You may be searching a name and be getting a lot of burial records – by refining the search you can remove burial records from your search paramaters if those results are not useful. The “Full Text” section will return articles and books that are published on the site.  The other categories will lead a reference page where you can find what you are looking for in the library when you are there in person.

The results are prioritized with Full Text showing up first as this is the most useful reference.  The results have been categorized in the search results.  Scroll down through the results to look for what you’re looking for.  Photographs will usually fall at the end of the search.

Happy Searching!