People and Organisations advanced search
Use Advanced Search to improve your results when searching the People and Organisations category.
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1. In the Search box at the top of the Trove homepage, enter a keyword for what you want to search. Ensure that the keyword is spelled correctly – Trove will search exactly what is entered.
2. Select People & Organisations from the Advanced Search drop-down menu underneath the green magnifying glass button. Trove will generate filter options, followed by a list of search results containing your keyword.
3. Add or change keyword/s in the filter options to modify your search. You need to enter a keyword into at least one of these filters, and you can also use multiple filters:
- Keyword - Search for the word/s anywhere
- Name - Search for the name of a person
- Organisation - Search for the name of an organisation
For each filter used, select from the drop-down menus:
- All of these words - Get results containing every word
- Any of these words - Get results containing one or more word
- The phrase - Get results containing the words together as a phrase
- Without these words - Do not get results containing one or more word
4. Enter keyword/s and/or select from the drop-down menus in the boxed filter options to further limit your search results and improve the accuracy of your search:
- Public tag - Tags added publicly to the Trove record
- Type - Person or Organisation
- Occupation - Of the person
- Exists from - Date range when the person or organisation existed
- Date of birth/establishment - Of the person/organisation. Note: The date formats of these records will vary. If you're not initially successful, try re-entering your date in different formats or non-specifically eg a year (1880) instead of a full date (18/5/1880).
- Date of death/dissolution - Of the person/organisation. Note: The date formats of these records will vary. If you're not initially successful, try re-entering your date in different formats or non-specifically eg a year (1880) instead of a full date (18/5/1880).
- Organisations - Oranisation where the information is held
5. When you have made your filter selections, select the green magnifying glass button underneath the boxed filter options on the right hand side. Trove will generate a filtered search results list.
6. You can further Refine your Results by selecting from the menu on the right hand side of the results list.