Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What can I do with the quick search?

The GPR quick search is available near the top of every page of the website.

The quick search will list all the names within the GPR that match the names input into the forename and surname boxes. It will also list names that start with the entered names. For instance, a search for "Thomas Darling" will also give details of Thomas Darlington.

The quick search will also give details of any woman who has the same maiden name as the input surname. For instance, a quick search for "Agnes Darling" also gives results of married women with the maiden name Darling.

If just a surname in entered in a quick search then the resultant list will give all the names for that surname. This list could be too long and so can be resticted by using a FULL NAME SEARCH.

The website also has a number of other powerful search facilities that can be accessed via the SEARCH LIST.

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 list 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.

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