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Expand Search
Summary Adds search functionality and a user search page with filters.
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Download link for
TNG 12.0


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Author(s) A. S. DuPree
Homepage Expand_Search (this page)
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer [1]
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 11 ?
Max TNG V 12
Files modified
search.php searchform.php
Related Mods
An amalgam of the related mods - UNINSTALL them before installing this mod.


In larger and larger databases, it can be frustrating to hone in attention on the people we need to research.

This mod helps by providing searching aids to get right to the right people.

It adds the following functionality: To the Search Page

  1. Search end of lines - finds individuals with no parents. Use with branches or Sosa to find top of the line ancestors
  2. No sources - returns records that do not have citations. Useful for improving your data
  3. Sosa search - Search for folks with sosa numbers. Shows up if you have Sosa installed
  4. New Search criteria - Adds CAPS (for capital letters) and does not contain to the search criteria

To the Search Results Only for logged in users:

  1. Sources, notes and media numbers are added to the table
  2. A filter bar for branches, sosa (shows if mod installed), sources, notes and media.

This mod replaces The Direct Line Search mod. It can be used as a stand alone or in conjunction with the Bold Ancestor Child Links mod or Sosa mod to identify direct and end-of-line ancestors where many of us want to focus our attention.

It also replaces the Search Page Expansion mod. Adding additional functionality to the search results.

What this looks like on your individuals search page:



This mod was developed by A.S. DuPree (a novice, happy for any help on improving it)


  • A working TNG installation. This has only been tested on TNG V 12.0.3
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager.

Revision History

Automated Installation

  1. Download the zip file in the status area in the upper right.
  2. Extract the direct_line_search.zip to your mod folder.
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the expand_search.cfg.

Conflicts and Issues

I have not found any conflicts or issues with this mod but I suspect there may be some. Please let me know if you find any. The language is ONLY in English.

In the event of a problem with your TNG site

  1. Try using the Mod Manager to Remove the mod

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Adupree.com A.S. DuPree Mod Developer 12.0.3 English