Search Tips

To search for a particular name:

  1. Enter a single last name only in the name field.
    • (Example: Johnson)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the ‘Name Only' button.
  4. The form will return only documents with deceased name field for Johnson.

or

  1. Enter the first and last name separated by 'AND' in the name field.
    • (Example: Mary AND Johnson)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the 'Name Only‘ button.
  4. The form will return only documents that contain Mary AND Johnson in the name field.

or

  1. Enter multiple first names and a last name separated by 'AND' and 'OR' in the name field.
    • (Example: Johnson AND Mary OR Margaret OR Meg)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the ‘Full Record' button.
  4. The form will return only documents that contain the name Johnson and (Mary or Margaret or Meg) somewhere in the text.

To search for a particular name and year:

  1. Enter a single last name only in the name field.
    • (Example: Johnson)
  2. Enter a year in the Year field.
    • (Example: 1971)
  3. Choose the number of results to return
  4. Click the 'Name & Date' button.
  5. The form will return only documents with deceased name field for Johnson and date of death field of 1971.

To search for a particular year:

  1. Enter a year in the Year field.
    • (Example: 1971)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the ‘Date Only’ button.
  4. The form will return only documents with date of death field of 1971

To search for a particular month and year:

  1. Enter a month and year in the Month and Year fields.
    • (Example: January and 1971)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the ‘Date Only' button.
  4. The form will return only documents with date of death field of January 1971
  1. Enter a month and year in the Month and Year fields.
    • (Example: January and 1971)
  2. Choose the number of results to return
  3. Click the ‘Full Record' button.
  4. The form will return all documents with January and 1971 somewhere in the text.

Using a wild card ' * ' in a search. Not sure of the spelling of a name or wish to search a decade?

  • Example: You want to look up the name WOJCIECHOWSKI, but are unsure of the spelling. Enter Woj* in the name field and search.
  • Example: You want to look up all names that start with "Ab". Enter Ab* in the name field and search.
  • Example: You want to look up all "1960's". Enter 196* in the year field and search.
  • Example: You want to look up all "Wojciechowski's from the 1960's". Enter 196* in the year field and enter Woj* in the name field. Then click 'Name & Date'.