These Databases were transcribed by Angela Dix as background to the publication of her book - North Curry - A Place in History
How to use these Databases
When you first open a database you will be presented with a table showing a selection of the fields in the first 10 records in the database. You then have the opportunity to scroll through these records down and up the table using the NEXT and PREVIOUS tabs. By highlighting and double-clicking any record you will see a pop-up box entitled Detail View which shows additional fields in tabular form.
Sorting - By double-clicking the heading of any field you can sort that field alpha-numerically.
Quick Search - By entering a name or date (as dd/mm/yyyy) in this box and clicking FIND IT! you will select all records where the search string appears in whatever field. The total number of relevant fields found will be listed in the grey bar at the bottom of the record table.
Wild Cards - You may use wild cards in any search. In these
databases you must use an under-slash
to match any single character and
a percent symbol
to match an arbitrary number of characters (including zero characters).
Advanced Search - More advanced users may wish to use filters. By clicking the button marked FILTERS you will be offered the ability to enter one or more Filtered Fields and to find records matching the Comparison Value in any or all of those fields. Do not forget to choose a Comparison Operator for each filtered field and, if you are filtering on more than one field, to select And or Or from the left hand selection box.
Conventions used in transcriptions - The information presented is initially sorted by ID which is, in principle, the order in which the records appear on the source documents. This is not necessarily date order. Some records, particularly early Parish Registers, are very jumbled. You can sort in date or other orders by following the sorting instructions above.
Words shown in brackets in the text are comments of the transcriber.
WARNING -Despite the best efforts of all involved no transcription can be guaranteed to be perfect. Early handwriting is difficult to read and this is exacerbated by the damage and discolouration of many original documents. These difficulties together with simple human error in typing can all lead to incorrect transcriptions. All researchers are strongly advised to use these databases as a guide and to check those entries they are personally interested in for themselves on the microfiche records available at the Somerset Heritage Centre using this database as a guide to their location.