On this site, the quick search is searching across the title and description fields. Where
more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search.
By default the search will look for the word or words you have entered. You can however choose to change the default search criteria
by clicking Refine Search Criteria. There are three ways of refining the search
The field may also link to a separate authority file e.g.
Terms. To search in this field, you can either:
If the term you have entered exists in the authority file the
term will be displayed along with any broader, narrower, related terms. It is
then possible to browse across other terms. When you click Select, the term
currently selected will copy across to the Advanced Search screen. If the term
you have entered does not exist in the authority file you will have the option
to either go back to the Advanced Search screen or browse all the top level
When you view a full record you will see options to Add, View or Delete
The bookmark allows you to bookmark or flag a record for
viewing later in the same search session.
To bookmark a record, simply click Add Bookmark. If the
record already has a bookmark then Delete Bookmark will display instead.
Clicking View Bookmark at any time will list in full record
view all records currently bookmarked. This allows the user to review a specific
list of records or to print them off.
Use this field to search across all the text fields in the entire database.
You can enter any word or phrase here just as you would in a web search engine like
Google. For example, to find out if we have the records of a particular Westminster
parish or business, enter the name here and click on the Search button at the
bottom of the screen
Use this field to search across the entries in the title field of all of our records.
This should give you rather more specific results than those you would get using the "any text" search