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Advanced searching of the families and estates index

The advanced search of the Family and Estates Index offers a more focused search of this index. Searches can be conducted by name or peerage title and may be refined by seat, county and/or date.



To search for a family by name or title enter one or more elements in the Name field, such as 'Noel' or 'Gainsborough' for the Noel family, Earls of Gainsborough.



To refine search enter a seat name, such as 'Exton'.



Further topographical searches can be conducted by electing a county from the drop down list.



The search may be refined further by entering a date. NOTE: if 1790 is entered this will retrieve all entries which cover this year, for example 1650-1920.


NOTE: When making a search on the Families and estates Index, do not be tempted to fill in every data field on the search screen. Work from the general to the particular – not vice versa!


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