You can use the Global Keyword Search across all available QFHS datasets and in all fields within those datasets.
Enter your keyword,for example: surname, given name, place name, occupation.
If you are searching on more than one term, separate your keywords by a space or an asterisk.
Using key words separated by a space between them will return all datasets that contain all the keywords.
For example, using the keywords Leslie Mitchell will return all datasets that have the words Leslie anywhere and Mitchell anywhere. The word order does not matter; you can search using Leslie Mitchell or Mitchell Leslie.
Leslie Ernest Mitchell buried in Townsville, Belgian Gardens
Mitchell Leslie Dobbie at Nashville High School
Leslie Deshon at Mitchell State High School
An asterisk can be used in two ways.
If you combine two words with an asterisk and no space, e.g. Leslie*Mitchell, this will return all datasets that have Leslie immediately followed by Mitchell. The search terms will need to occur in the same field. The order of the words matters.
The second use of asterisk is for stemming. A search using Mitchel* will return all datasets that contain a word that begins with Mitchel (i.e. a word that has the 'stem', Mitchel.)
Leslie Mitchel* will return all datasets that have the term Leslie anywhere and the word beginning with Mitchel anywhere
Combining spaces and asterisks
You can combine a space and an asterisk. For example, Robert* Mitchell gives a different result to Robert*Mitchell.
No. of results
Mitchell Robertson, at Jones Hill State School
Robert Mitchell Cochrane, draftsman, Surveyor-General's Department
Please note: you can use these techniques (space and asterisk) in every QFHS dataset by entering the search terms in the Keyword Search field at the top.