Site Search ( Formerly located on the Home Page of this site )
Search Tips for FreeFind Site Search
By default the search engine tries to locate pages which have exact matches for all of the words entered in your search query. If that fails, it then tries to locate pages which contain any words in your search query. If that happens a short message is displayed at the top of the search results indicating this has been done.
In addition, there are several ways to modify the default search behavior.
All of these techniques can be combined: +alway* -ne??r*
For surnames which may be in the 'partial indexes' files e.g NORFOLK or BEDFORDSHIRE etc, the FreeFind search will identify the file, and reduce the chore of searching through these unsorted and incomplete surname lists.
Surnames which are ambiguous or uncertain may have been entered with a
? ending. To find these, search for the surname
but with the * (or ?) wildcard as the terminating character.
Avoid searches for single words which are likely to be very common in files on this site e,g, Census, St, Rd,
Eceedingly common words such as a, an, for, from, in, of, the, to and so forth, are not indexed by the FreeFind Spider
Tuesday, February 01, 2005 12:58