The Monikie Website Search Engine
The search form provided for
your convenience to search on this,
Monikie, Scotland Website, is placed near the foot of this page. The results
of your search will be one, or likely, several links with clear, short extracts
of the page showing the word IN CONTEXT (unlike some
search engines which simply give the text at the start, leaving the reader to
check the page for relevance).
First time users
are advised to read the notes first, in order to get the best results.
Because of the great variety of spellings of the 'same' names for persons and
places over hundreds of years and reflected in the information to be found on
this site. For a 'flavour' of what is available just type monikie
in the space provided at the foot of the
- Only the FIRST 'match' on a particular webpage will be found and listed as a
search result. Please visit the webpage and use your browser FIND facility
to check for other entries which may be more to your interest. For
example, if you search for 'MONIKIE', among the many pages listed as search
results, there will be one containing nearly 1000 burial records for Monikie
Kirk. Of these entries, many will have the word MONIKIE in the particular
record. The search engine will only indicate the first on that page,
otherwise you would be inundated with 'hits'. Another example - there is
also a list of about 1000 names of the burial records for St. Peter's Kirk in
Dundee. If you search for 'HAWKHILL' you will probably only get one 'hit'
for that page, although dozens of the records show the individuals as from that
you for visiting this website.
The search index (at January
2009 - 2
million plus words on 250+ pages!) is updated regularly, but if you
cannot find an expected entry please send an email to the Webmaster for the local, human touch!
It has been known
for services to have been withdrawn for a few hours. One such occasion
was when all major Search Engines were
'under attack' from crackers (Denial of Service) and even the YAHOO system 'collapsed'. Unfortunately,
the webmaster is not in a position to check-out these service failures and if a
search fails to find a word which you expect you
are asked to SEARCH AGAIN for a word which IS MOST DEFINITELY in the list -
- and if this gets no results the service is obviously not currently available
at the time - please try later.
It is almost impossible to
cross-reference every occurrence of a word or point of interest, but by
using this facility you will be able to access all the information about your
particular subject which appears on this site. Please note the following
to help you search . . .
Best results will
be achieved if you try searching for several variations of the word you seek.
It is best to
try a single word as a 'phrase' may not appear in that format and will fail.
From the weekly report of 'hits' the webmaster is very aware that searches are
unsuccessful because of readers' failure to follow this procedure.
Do not put words in
"speech marks" ("quotation marks") UNLESS searching for a
complete phrase, for example -
"earl of crawford", or "affleck castle", and only do this if
you need to, but see below.
Do not enter www.
webpage addresses (URL's) - they will not normally be found by the search engine.
Webpage addresses go in the space provided at the top of your browser's page, if
you know them, otherwise search for a word you think might appear on the
Personal and place names may have changed over the years you may
spellings, HOWEVER, I have been told by the search engine providers of a way to improve such 'wild' searches.
searching in this style - "gui*"
(including the quote marks and the asterisk) - finds
'guildie', 'guildy', 'guildymuir', 'guildiemuir'
Other types of 'wild card'
searches such as using ? but seem unsuccessful, but do experiment!
If you cannot find an entry,
particularly one which you might expect, or even hope to be there,
please ask the webmaster for local knowledge.
You may need a quick translation
service to understand some of the Scots words on this website - you can get
that online at www.scots-online.org
and some other sites.
. . or GOOGLE . .
SEARCH RESULT pages may contain a random banner and other advertising which has no connection with this
website, but which 'pays' for this facility.
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This page was updated - 09 December, 2014