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One function of this database is to help RootsChat members to find (possible) common ancestors.
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Surname Interest

(No wildcards are allowed here !)
Surname search:
Exact search
Starting with ..
within name

Select a country and click 'Select ...' button

[No regions available for this country]
County(GB), State, Territory, ..

(Max. 40 Chars.)

e.g. Townland (IRL), County (USA/CDN), ..

(Max. 40 Chars.)

e.g. Town, Village or Parish

One xxx Study:


Select an occupation from the list

(Max. 40 Chars.)

Or enter Occupation here

(Max. 50 Chars.)

e.g. Arthur, after 1891,
or before 1850, etc.

Wild cards are allowed in the Place, Occupation and Comments fields

'_' is used for single characters, '*' for several characters

e.g. - jon* will show JONES, JONSON, JONQUIL etc.
       - *one* will show any name with 'ONE' somewhere within the name
       - _ones will show JONES, BONES et
       - *ones will show any names ending in ONES, e.g. JONES, CALHONES, etc

If you are interested in a particular county,
just enter that county and click on "Search.."
You can then narrow it down using a surname or place search.

In Versions 1 and 2 of the SIT you could only enter a Surname and a Comments text. So any additional information was always in the Comments text.

Any older entries, which haven't been edited to take advantage of the new features can only be searched on the Surname and Comment fields

So you will probably need to search for any name at least twice, using:
1) just the Surname and/or Comment field,
2) at least one of any of the fields.