Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How can I search for a particular name?

The website has a number of powerful search facilities that can be accessed via the SEARCH link which is on the top menu of every page of the website.

If you are looking for a specific person then the FULL NAME SEARCH should be used.

However, for family history research there are three specialist searches which could be a huge help. These are A-Z lists of all the surnames, maiden names and family names held within the GPR database. The list are especially useful in identifying different spelling of names.

Family names are those surnames that are found as the last name of someones forenames.

These name lists have been specially written so that they are extremely fast and efficient to use.

Associated with the A-Z lists are three routines to give all the surnames, maiden names or family names that are within the GPR for that particular name.

The surname search routine has now been enhanced so that it will now also show maiden and family names hits as well as just the surnames.

The search display can now be changed to a variety of differnet orders. This can be especially useful if there are lots of results.


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