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To Search for:
enclose the words in quotation marks
India Company”, “United Provinces”
two or more words
words one after the other, without links or punctuation
Example: Atkinson army
enter the words linked together with the word “OR”
Calcutta OR Delhi
exclude a word from your search
‘-‘ before the word
Example: Surgeon - Veterinary
enter the first few letters (at least three) followed by *
Example: a search on MacGui* will find MacGuiness and MacGuinnes
If your search
is successful, a summary list of records will be displayed.
To view full details
particular record, click on the surname.
Return to the summary list
by clicking the link provided.
Advanced search provides additional terms to search on. Some of these are:
Area or Event
To limit your search to a particular area and/or life event:
- highlight your choice in the left-hand box.
- Click Add to register your choice in the right-hand box.
(You can add more than one)
- To delete an area or event that you have already chosen,
highlight and click Remove.
To limit your search
to a particular period of time:
- enter the
start and/or end year.
Enter as four figures
(for example, 1784).
If your search produces too many records, click
This will take you to advanced search, where you can modify the search terms.