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  • How to Use the Search

    Surname: enter as Smith or smith

    Forename: enter as John Henry

    If you do not find an entry for someone you think should be listed try John% This will find John Henry, John H, John Joseph etc

    Age Range: the ages in the registers are entered in a very varied way. They include 8 years, 4 years 2 months, 5 days - even 4 minutes. Your search results will show exactly what is entered in the register, but we have included this age range search to make searching simpler. Select the most likely age range from the drop-down menu or, if you prefer, select "All".

  • Using Wildcards within your Search

    You can use the "wildcard" symbols to help find variations in spelling.

    These are:

    % Any string of characters

    _ Any single character

    eg Phillips/Philips use Phi%ips


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