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There are two methods of searching – Global and column specific. You can use either or both methods. Searches occur instantly as you type your request.
Global search There is a box titled Search at the top of the data. You can enter multiple words in this search box. Separate the words with spaces. The search will examine EACH record in the database for the existence of all the words. For example, if you type in the words john smith, it will check each record to see if it contains the value john AND the value smith. JOHN is the same as john. Using john smith is the same as smith john. The words you enter will be found in longer words. For example, it will find john in Johnston and smith in Smithsonian. The searched words may not all be in the same field in the record. If you want to search for a phrase or a word with spaces, then put the value in double quotes. Such as “Saint Mary” or “Le Moine”.
Column search Many columns let you search that column for content. There will be a box for text at the top of each searchable column. This search is simpler and the search routine will identify everything that matches exactly what you type, including the order of the words. You can put text in more than one column at a time for a closer search.
An index of names referenced in the Ottawa Branch newsletters is available here.
Note: The titles for the periodicals are, in almost all cases, taken from the title pages of the documents.