The search looks for the search term in entity names and aliases, is not case sensitive and is a full text search, meaning if you search for "OvE" it will find "Ada Lovelace".
After clicking on the search button in the top right you will be redirected to a result page where more options are available:
Only entities edited by me¶
Show only entities which you have created or edited (default = not selected)
Also search in description¶
Entities where the search term is found in the description will be shown too (default = not selected)
This filter is only active if at least the from or to year is filled out. If month or day are empty the from date will be YYYY-1-1 and the to date will be YYYY-12-13 if you only provide the year, if you provide a year and a month it will be the last of this month.
Because entities can have up to 4 date values (timespan for begin and timespan for end) they will be added to the result if at least one date meets the criteria. E.g. a person that lived from 1540 to 1560 will be found if searched with a from year value of 1550.
If the option Include dateless entities is checked, entities that have no dates (but fulfill the other criteria) will be included too.
Search only in selected classes e.g. Place (default = all are selected)