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How To Search (Search Tips)

 
1 - BASIC SEARCH
(for Advanced Search - please click here)


Press 'Name Search' on the menu


Press 'Name Search' on the menu

Helpful tip:

bulletpoint If you don't see 'Name Search' in the menu (but see 'Free Trial' instead), then you're either not a logged-in Member, or you should maybe press 'Home' again to reset the menu.

Fill in Last name and optionally "Sounds like"
... then click 'Search'
To read about 'Advanced Search'
please click here


Fill in Last name and optionally 'Sounds like'... then click 'Search'

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint Last names must be at least 3 characters long.
bulletpoint Names can be entered in either upper (capitals) or lower case - Searches are case-insensitive

Search results are displayed
Click on Country/County


Search results are displayed: Click on Country/County

Helpful tips

bulletpoint The numbers in brackets are the number of people found in each Country/County
bulletpoint At the bottom you can see the total number of people and places found.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

County results are displayed
Click on Place (e.g. Church)


County results are displayed: Click on Place (e.g. Church)

Helpful tips

bulletpoint The numbers in brackets are the number of people found in each Place (i.e. Church or Memorial).
bulletpoint At the bottom you can see the total number of people and places found.
bulletpoint Sometimes you may find that the name of the place is followed by 'inside' or 'outside' to help you pinpoint the memorial's location.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

Matching Names are displayed...
...together with age and date of death (where available)
Click on one


Matching Names are displayed together with age and date of death (where available): Click on one

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint If the name link is silver rather than white, then you have already looked at this inscription.
bulletpoint The following icons may be displayed:
An interesting Memorial - an interesting memorial
A notable place - a notable place
A military connection - a military connection
Notes available for this Memorial - additional notes available for this memorial
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

Inscription (and sometimes a photo)
are displayed


Inscription (and sometimes a photo) are displayed

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint If you click on the photo you can view a larger version in a new browser window.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

 
2 - ADVANCED SEARCH
(for Basic Search - please click here)


Press 'Name Search' on the menu
and then the 'Advanced' button


Press 'Name Search' on the menu and then 'Advanced' button

Helpful tip:

bulletpoint If you don't see 'Name Search' in the menu (but see 'Free Trial' instead), then you're either not a logged-in Member, or you should maybe press 'Home' again to reset the menu.

Fill in Last name and optionally 'First name'
and optionally 'Sounds like'


Fill in Last name and optionally 'First name' and optionally 'Sounds like'

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint Last names must be at least 3 characters long.
bulletpoint Names can be entered in either upper (capitals) or lower case - Searches are case-insensitive.
bulletpoint 'Sounds like' allows you to search for similarly-sounding names.
bulletpoint If you tick 'Sounds like' and enter a First name - Sounds like will apply to BOTH first and last names

Choose desired 'Search for Last name in:' selection
(see below screenshot for usage hints)


Choose desired 'Search for Last name in:' selection

Helpful tip

bulletpoint 'Search for Last name in:' will allow you to search for the Last name you entered as either:
the Last name only; the Maiden name only or either Maiden or Last name as it appears on the Inscription

Search results are displayed
Click on Country/County


Search results are displayed: Click on Country/County

Helpful tips

bulletpoint The numbers in brackets are the number of people found in each Country/County.
bulletpoint At the bottom you can see the total number of people and places found.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.


County results are displayed
Click on Place (e.g. Church)


County results are displayed: Click on Place (e.g. Church)

Helpful tips

bulletpoint The numbers in brackets are the number of people found in each Place (i.e. Church or Memorial).
bulletpoint At the bottom you can see the total number of people and places found.
bulletpoint Sometimes you may find that the name of the place is followed by 'inside' or 'outside' to help you pinpoint the memorial's location.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

Matching Names are displayed...
...together with age and date of death (where available)
Click on one


Matching Names are displayed together with age and date of death (where available): Click on one

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint If the name link is silver rather than white, then you have already looked at this inscription.
bulletpoint The following icons may be displayed
An interesting Memorial - an interesting memorial
A notable place - a notable place
A military connection - a military connection
Notes available for this Memorial - additional notes available for this memorial
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.

Inscription (and sometimes a photo)
are displayed


Inscription (and sometimes a photo) are displayed

Helpful tips:

bulletpoint If you click on the photo you can view a larger version in a new browser window.
bulletpoint NEVER use the 'Back' buttons when navigating during a search!
Instead, use the specially designed links at the bottom to take you back to earlier stages, or use the "Breadcrumb trail" at the top.
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