- The Last Name Field Back to top
- This is the only field required on the search form. You can select the way you want to match the last name (Exact Match, Begins With, Ends With, Contains, Sounds Like). Sounds Like performs what's called a Soundex search, matching similar sounding names and mis-spellings. (E.g. Smith, Schmidt, Schmid)
- Some tips for searching Back to top
Case doesn't matter
Searches are not case sensitive. For example, searches for doug jones, Doug Jones, and DoUg JoNeS will all return the same results.
The correct spelling will be required on normal searches. However, if you are not sure of the spelling you may want to try our Soundex search.
- <space> Back to top
Leave a space between words that should be included in the search.
IE: If you wish to search for John Doe simply type in the name with the space and the name must contain both "John" and "Doe".
- Soundex Back to top
- Loosely based upon the standards of the genealogy Soundex system, this option can make finding mis-spelled names easier. Simply choose the Sounds Like option in the drop down box, and type the name you are looking for in the name field.
- Age Back to top
- Enter an age between 0 and 150. Many of the records used in the computerized database are literally several hundred years old, going back into the 1700's. Some of the data may be missing from these original records; as well as records that are not quite so old. If the age at death was unknown, these fields were left blank until research could be done. Once the research was completed, if the age couldn't be determined, an age of '999' was used.
- Age Variance (+/-) Back to top
You can choose an age range variance of 0 to 50 years.
(This is helpful if the exact age is not known.)
- Year (Burial Year)Back to top
- Enter  two years between which to search. The years you enter are included in the search. Many of the records used in the computerized database are literally several hundred years old, going back into the 1700's. Some of the data may be missing from these original records; as well as records that are not quite so old. If the burial date was unknown, these fields were left blank until research could be done. Once the research was completed, if the burial date couldn't be determined, a date of '1/1/1700' was used.
- Gender Back to top
- Enter M for Male, F for Female. -any- will show ALL genders (including unspecified). Unspecified genders are shown in ALL searches.
- Cemeteries Back to top
- By default this is set to search all of our cemeteries. If you know certain cemeteries you want to search, simply hold down your control key (CTRL) and left click each cemetery you want to search.