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Offline familyfind

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problems on newspaper searches
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 14:16 BST (UK) »
Using findmypast, I searched by entering the county of Suffolk and surname 'Alston' and found lots of wonderful stories about my ancestors.

So trying for other branches of the family eg surnames 'French' or 'Bacon' - oh dear, it is amusing what comes up but they are not linked to people.

Is there anyway I can persuade the search engine to only show me people?

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Re: problems on newspaper searches
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 July 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
Instead of putting the names in the name boxes, put them in quotes in the What Else box, that bring up the names.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.