HOW TO SEARCH
FOR A HEADSTONE USING THE SEARCH ENGINES ON IGP
From the main
index for the IGP Archives - you have 2 search engines to choose from.
The Top one is a Google Search engine. The one below the
Logos is a FreeFind Search Engine. Also good to try.
I am doing a hypothetical search for a
Henry Bond from Dublin who died about
It is a good idea to start on the main page
for your initial serach. You might find your person in a location your
weren't expecting. Or you may not know the County.
you do a simple search like Henry
Bond" you will probably get too many hits. Try
playing with additional terms by adding Dublin
& you might
find your person.
Dublin as an extra term did give only two hits including the right Henry Bond.
However if that initial search fails - you can drill down by
going to Dublin's records. Click on Dublin on the Table
of Counties. Then
From the Headstones page for Dublin try a search in this
search box. "Henry
Bond" in Quotes will bring up instances of the
name being exactly
Henry Bond. If quotes don't work try
again without them. The name *might* not be exact in the
transcription. You will just have more hits to work through.
Below are the Results
"Henry Bond". I am looking for a man who died around 1892.
One of the 2 search hits is for Henry Bond and shows
he died in 1892.
link that looks like the best choice. In this
case the bottom
match looks better.
arrive at the full page for this match - Use your Browsers Find in Page feature.
(Or Ctrl F)
Put in Bond. In this case Bond
quickly found the person I wanted listed in the
Note the No. 4193 which is the number
of the Photo.
Scroll back to the top
of the page and see which set of headstones the photo is in. It
is Mount Jerome, Part 28. Most
of our Headstone sets are only 1 or 2 pages or parts.
Deansgrange and Mount
Jerome are two that are very large and take up multiple pages
On the page for Mount
Jerome Part 28 (screenshot below) you will see thumbnails of all
the photos for that page.
Move your curser over the
headstones looking for Headstone No. 4193.
The filenames show up as your cursor goes over the page of Photo
To see a
larger photo -
click in on the correct thumbnail.
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