Use the basic or advanced search forms to do a search the database.
Type in your keywords into the field(s) provided and then use the buttons to choose how the search will be performed (see Matching Options below).
Using the Matching Options
You can choose how the search matches the text you wish to search for:
'Begins With' will search for entries with words beginning with the text entered. eg. typing 'wel' will return records
containing the words 'wellington', 'welcome' etc but not words like 'unwell' or 'twelve'
'Contains' will search for entries where the text entered appears anywhere in the word. eg. typing "wel" will
records containing the words 'wellington', 'welcome' and 'unwell' or 'twelve' etc.
NOTE: This type of search will take longer to perform.
'Exact Match' will search for entries with words that match your typed in word exactly.
Using the 'And' 'Or' 'Not' dropdown to the right of the search fields allows you to further narrow down your search.
You can choose to omit certain records using the 'Not' option. The 'And' option will return records where all the fields match, while
the 'Or' option will return records where any of the fields match up.
You can also perform boolean searches by typing the words into the fields. eg. entering 'smith not john' will return all records which contain the word 'smith' but NOT the word 'john'
Advanced Search Lookup
Use this pop-up form to help find specific words to search for by clicking the 'Look-Up' link on the Advanced Search page.
Type in a name and click 'Look Up'. You will then see a list of all entries matching your choice.
Select from the list to make your choice. Use the CTRL or Shift keys to select multiple names.
Lastly click 'Copy to Search Field' to close the window. Your chosen names will now appear in the search box.