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The WILDER RootsWeb Mailing List Archives

The WILDER RootsWeb Mailing List Archives
are databases in which previous postings to our WILDER RootsWeb Mailing Lists have been stored. Each of our WILDER RootsWeb Mailing Lists have their own Archive in which you can search and review previous postings that have been submitted by other WILDER Researchers to each of our Mailing Lists.


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The WILDER RootsWeb Mailing List Archives
How to Search the Archives and Search Techniques




Previous postings (messages/e-mails) to any of our WILDER RootsWeb Mailing Lists are automatically stored in our WILDER RootsWeb Archives. To search and review the Archives, click on one of the WILDER RootsWeb List Archives, listed below.

Once at any one of our WILDER RootsWeb Archives, you will need to enter both the year and your search criteria (See also our Search Techniques).

WILDER List Archives
WILDER-NORTH List Archives
WILDER-SOUTH List Archives





The RootsWeb Archives Search Engine utilizes Boolean Operators, such as AND, and OR. Recommendations and Examples on how to construct search queries are listed below.

1.
Searches are case insensitive. You get the Identical results with
wilder
Wilder
WILDER

2.

Example: "John WILDER"
With double quotes, will find messages where the name John WILDER appears.


3.


Example: John+WILDER
Using a plus sign (+) with no double quotes will also find messages where a Given Name and Surname appear together.


4.



Example: John AND WILDER
Using the Boolean Operator, AND, will find messages where the name John and the name WILDER appear somewhere in the message. For example, it could return a message containing John FROST and George WILDER.


5.

Example: WILDER OR JOHNSON
Using the Boolean Operator, OR, will find messages where either name appears.


6.


Example: John WILDER
Query (with no quotes), is considered to be the same as John OR WILDER. It will find messages where either name appears.


7.


Example: WILDER ANDNOT JOHNSON
Using the Boolean Operator, ANDNOT, will retrieve only messages containing WILDER, but NOT messages containing the name JOHNSON.


8.


Example: WILDER XOR JOHNSON
Using the Boolean Operator, XOR, will retrieve messages that contain either WILDER or JOHNSON, but NOT BOTH.


9.






Example: Joh*
Using a WILD CARD (*), will retrieve all the messages containing words beginning with the three letters, Joh (i.e., John, Johanna, Johnathan, Johnson, Johnston, etc.).

NOTE: Wild Cards (*) can only be used as the last character in a series of letters - not the beginning or a middle character (i.e., you cannot use Joh*an or *athan)


10.



Example: Clay AND (KY or Kentucky)
Using Parentheses around the words KY and Kentucky will retrieve messages containing the words Clay and KY, and messages containing the words Clay and Kentucky.

For a more detailed and comprehensive explanation, including examples, of Boolean Searches, visit John Robertson's RootsWeb List Archive Searches Using CNIDR'S ISEARCH.



       

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