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: Porter,Newton in the Surname field will return all entries with the surnames Porter and Newton.
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