Use filters to refine your search results one step at a time, until you have found just the results you are looking for.

When you start your search by typing one or two words and hitting Search, it's likely you'll find too many results. Searching for just Wellington, for instance, will return many thousands of results.

The Filters section on the right-hand side of the results page shows all the ways you can narrow your search down to return just what interests you. For example:

  • filter by a particular decade, and only see results from that period
  • filter by a person to see only results relating to them
  • filter by a place to only see results relating to it

The number of results you will see when you select a particular filter is presented in parentheses after the filter

  • eg 1860 (90)
  • eg Te Kooti (139)

You can implement as many filters as you like, by checking their tick-boxes.

To remove a filter, uncheck its tick box.

To start a new search without any filters, use the search box in the top right corner of the screen.