IHTM03312 - Search facilities on ALF: search options


Various types of search are available.

Name search

This is available under the IHT and GEN options and allows you to search for files using only the surname of an individual. If a date of death, birth or settlement is also added (together with an initial) the field of search is further reduced. But you should note the flowing

  • You should only use a date of birth if you are looking for a lifetime file
  • an enquiry to see if any reference exists for a given name and initial should not include a date to ensure that the full index is searched
  • dates should be entered in the format 06Dec2009.

Part name search

This is available under all options and allows a search where a name is not fully known.

Settlement date search

This is available under the IHT option.

Date of death search

This is available under the IHT option. Dates should be entered in the format 06Dec2009.