Basic Search post1984

LINKS: Enable you to turn to your subscription list or go back to the search options to select post-1984 events

EVENT TYPE: Select the type of event you wish to search in

STEP 1: Select the type of event you wish to search in

STEP 2: Select the search period

ADVANCED: Use the advanced search if you're looking for a common name and need to reduce the number of hits or want to blanket search for an unusual name

FORENAME: Enter a forename or initial to reduce the number of pages to view; try and use a full forename

SURNAME: Enter the surname. If you can't find the entry you want you may have to try spelling variants

RANGE: Select the search period

STEP 3: Enter the surname and at least the first three letters of the forename before you can use a wildcard character

ADVANCED: Use the advanced search if you're looking for a common name and need to reduce the number of hits or want to blanket search for an unusual name

STEP 2: Select the search period

STEP 3: Enter the surname and at least the first three letters of the forename before you can use a wildcard character

MAP IT: Access to the surname mapping facilities

plus the 1851 Two Per Cent Sample Census for England and Wales. Herefordshire has full census indexes for 1851, 1891 and 1901, with the latter year linked to the census enumerator's book images. This is a feature which S&N intends to add to other census indexes in due course. Lincolnshire and Wiltshire have complete 1891 Census indexes, Worcestershire has a full census transcript for 1851 and there are a lot of partial census indexes available too. The other complete dataset available at present is the Merchant Navy Crew lists and agreements for the years 1863 to 1913.

You can sign up for your choice of a range of indexes, databases and services using Barclaycard EPDQ for secure payment.

Although the BMDindex isn't quite complete yet, the births

should be back completed by the time you read this, with the marriages and deaths following close behind. However BMDindex is not just a copy of existing commercial BMD sites, the service has some innovative features not available on rival services.

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