Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms Query

This tool is an alternate and unauthorized interface to the information transcribed and copyright © 2001 by Ida Reed.

     

The number of entries per page to return. The default is 20.
Limit the response to baptisms registered in the specified district.
Limit Townshipthe response to baptisms registered in the specified area within an area. An area is typically a township.
Limit the response to baptisms recorded in the specified volume.
Limit the response to baptisms recorded on the specified page.
Limit the response to individuals whose given names match the pattern in this field. This search is done as a case-insensitive pattern match, not a simple comparison.

Specifying simple text, comprising letters and spaces, matches against any names containing that text. "John" or "john" or "JOHN" will match "Johnathan" and "William John" as well as the simple "John".

This is an extended regular expression, as supported by MySQL. There are too many options to enumerate here, but a few examples include:

This field is used to specify text to look for in the surname of the person getting married. If the value contains only letters and spaces then only surnames that match exactly (except for case) are found. Otherwise this uses an extended regular expression, as supported by MySQL. For example to match surnames starting with "McL..." and ending with "...n", such as "McLean", "McLain", "McLennan", or "McLellan" you could specify "^McL.*n$".

The meaning of this field changes if the Soundex option is selected.

The Soundex code has been used for decades to attempt to match names that sound similar. For example it is used by police forces to perform a rough match for the names of drivers. It is a problematic tool, as it is based upon the phonetics of British surnames. If you select Soundex then the search is made for surnames that "sound like" the given surname. For example specifying Soundex together with "McLean" will match all of the surnames in the pattern match example under "Surname", but many other names as well, such "McCallum", "McAllan", "McClain", and "McWilliams".

The Soundex code has been used for decades to attempt to match names that sound similar. For example it is used by police forces to perform a rough match for the names of drivers. It is a problematic tool, as it is based upon the phonetics of British surnames. If you select this option along with a complete surname, not a pattern match, in the Surname field, then the search is made for surnames that "sound like" the given surname. For example specifying Soundex together with "McLean" will match all of the surnames in the pattern match example under "Surname", but many other names as well, such "McCallum", "McAllan", "McClain", and "McWilliams".
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the Father's name.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the Mother's name.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Residence.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Birth Place.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Birth Date.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Baptism Date.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Baptism Place.
Limit the response to baptisms where the specified value is part of the name of the Minister.
Clicking on this button performs the query.
Clicking on this button clears all of the input fields back to their default values.
Clicking on this button displays a summary of the transcription broken down by Wesleyan Methodist administrative districts. Note that these districts varied over time.
Clicking on this button displays a summary of the transcription broken down by the volume in which the records are kept.

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