Does this search include all the Indexes Online?
All of our Indexes Online are available in KeyName Search except the Index to the Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825. View the full list of our Indexes here »
Tips for Searching
Sort the search results by clicking the column headings
Click the column heading eg: ‘Surname’ to sort from A-Z. Click it again to sort from Z-A.
Sorting chronologically is not currently available.
Wildcard character %
The wildcard character - % - can represent any character in a keyword. For example:
Smith% will return all entries that start with ‘Smith’, whereas
%Smith% will return any entries that have ‘Smith’ somewhere in the name (such as ‘Shoesmith’)
%Sm%t will return any entries that have ‘Smith’ somewhere in the name as well as other names such as ‘Charlesmouth’, ‘Osmont’, ‘Portsmouth’, ‘Smallworth’, ‘Smeaton’, ‘Smart’, ‘Smyth’, Smythe’ or ‘Smithers’.
The wildcard character is also very useful when searching for an entry by an option other than surname. For instance, a search of:
%Windsor% in a locality or description field will find the word ‘Windsor’ anywhere in that field.
M%Brook in a locality or description field will find the word ‘Muswellbrook’, ‘Muscellbrook’, ‘MuscleBrook’ and ‘Wollombi Brook’.
Search for more than one name
Simply enter each name separated by a comma. No spaces. For example:
Gorman,Watkin will return all entries including either name, whether as a firstname or surname.
If searching a name with an apostrophe, such as O'Brien, try searching with and without the apostrophe. You can also search both variations together.
For example, type: O'Brien, Obrien into the searchbox.
Full name search
For example, typing: William Smith will return results for SMITH, William; SMITH, Williamson; SMITH William Henry; etc.
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