There are two search options. The first allows you to choose a document within a specific period of time, while the second lets you search for words, phrases and dates in the database.
Browse By Date
This function allows searching using keywords or expressions, dates and document types.
Enter keyword(s) or phrase(s) that you want to search.
By default, the selection covers the period between January 1, 1759 and December 31, 1900, which includes all the documents.
Type of document:
This field allows you to restrict your search by selecting a type of document:
When you have entered your search terms, press "Submit".
How to interpret the results
Choose a document
If a search is successful, a page containing the results will be displayed. The total number of references found is indicated in a sentence at the top of this page, along with the search terms used for this query.
Under this sentence, a table presents the results obtained, mentioning the date, title and page number for each result. At the top and bottom of the page, you will find navigation allowing you to move within the results pages, if necessary.
View the description
Use the hyperlinked titles within the results page(s) to access the full description of the item.
Use the link "View Image" to see the digitised image in either GIF or ZOOMIFY formats.