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Results tables spread across multiple pages have a pager at the bottom
of the table.
Clicking the column header on a results table will sort the table by that
column. The initial sort will be in ascending order. Subsequent sorts will
alternate between between descending and ascending order.
Tips for Searching a Database
The following wildcard characters may be used at the beginning, middle, or end
of words to take the place of one or more characters in a search term in name
fields such as those found on the Golden Horseshoe, Militia, and Veterans databases:
* to represent zero or more continuous characters.
This is useful when the exact spelling is unknown, or the name being searched
may have had a suffix such as Sr. or Jr. (ex. Edwards* will return anyone
with the name Edwards, Edwards, Jr., Edwards, Sr., Edwards III, etc.)
[abcde...] to represent a set of characters to search for in a location
in the search string.
_ to represent a single character.
Certain frequently occurring words and characters generally cannot be searched.
In some instances, the search engine will retrieve records despite the use
of non-searchable characters. In other instances, however, the search engine
may respond with one of these messages: "Your
search returned no results. Please try again." or "Your search contained
one or more ignored words. Please refine your search by eliminating common
words such as articles, conjunctions, pronouns, and prepositions." In the
latter case, re-submit a search request without extraneous words or characters.
Non-searchable words include articles, conjunctions, prepositions, and pronouns.
Fields other than dates, names, and words anywhere may also allow for enclosing
the search terms in quotes.
Periods and apostrophes may be used in search requests.