The search box on the home page seeks name or reference ID, but if you select
More Search Options(below the black
Searchbutton), you can then select
Keyword searchon the next screen (to the right of the green
Searchbutton). Here is the Keyword Search screen where you can search by occupations, such as
captainor such words as
To browse tags, be sure to select the Lives link (on the left navigation pane), and you will see the fascinating tag cloud on the lower right of the screen, as well as a list of people, whose biographies have been written.
Genealogists may wish to consult the FAQ (located in the navigation pane on the left under "About This Project"), and historians may want to consult the Copyright and Citation Guide.
The site also reveals a wealth of information under About This Project, including their technical methods, which is fascinating for those considering or involved with similar digitization projects.