In the Family Historian Manual, Queries are defined as "stored sets of instructions which allow you to specify criteria for identifying a set of records of a given record type."

Examples given are “Find me all the Individual records where the date-of-birth is later than the year 2000” and “Find me all the Family records where the father has ‘Paterson’ somewhere in his name, and the father’s birth-place includes the word ‘Australia’”.

"When a query is ‘run’, Family Historian looks through the current file to find all the records (of the required type) which match the criteria contained in the query. The resulting set of records is called the Result Set."

Queries fall into two categories Standard Queries and Custom Queries.

The Query Window