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Searching the Carmarthenshire Historian

What you need to know about searching
The search mechanism does not support wild cards. Use only whole words. Partial words will not return results. For example, if you are looking for references containing the word Carmarthen, type in Carmarthen not Carm.

The search is not case-sensitive. Carmarthen will return the same results as carmarthen.

You can search for phrases. Surround the phrase in double quotes: "Carmarthen past" will find documents with exactly those two words, and in that order. Don't use quotes if you want to match documents with one or more words: Carmarthen past, will find documents with the word Carmarthen; documents with the word past; and documents containing both Carmarthen and past.

The historian is orgianised into two formats: PDF and web page. After a search, you are urged to click on web page results rather than pdf file results. The pdf files are large, usually in the 7-8MB (Mega-Byte) range. If you need to download one of these files (see conversion for a reason) make sure you have one (or both) of the following:

  • Plenty of bandwidth (High speed internet, cable/DSL)
  • Patience

I've noticed that the search will not find numbers. For example, if you're trying to find the date 1555, you're out of luck. And by the way 1555 is a date that is present in at least one of the volumes. If you do need to search for a number (date/year) then you can use the other search - it can be found here. [Note: it won't search PDF files].

Anyway, enough talk, have a go. Type a word into the following box and hit return.


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