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- Searches are not case sensitive
- Valid operators are: AND OR ANDNOT
- Right truncation is supported using the asterisk * as wildcard
- Search for phrases by enclosing search terms in quotation marks
- Use parentheses to remove ambiguity from search expressions. Otherwise, operators execute from left to right.
John AND Ruffin
retrieves documents in which the words John and Ruffin both appear somewhere in the document
"John Ruffin" (with quotes)
retrieves occurrences where the word John appears next to the word Ruffin
John Ruffin (without quotes) finds
documents where either the word John or the word Ruffin appears
will OR probate returns documents containing either word
Midway ANDNOT Appling
retrieves documents that contain the word Midway but not the word Appling
finds all words beginning with Richards, including Richards, Richardsen, Richardson, etc.
Ruffin AND (deed* OR indenture*)
Use parentheses to ensure results. This search expression retrieves documents containing Ruffin and either deed, deeds, indenture, or indentures. Without the parentheses, it will find documents containing Ruffin and deed or deeds OR documents that contain the words indenture or indenture whether they contain the search term Ruffin or not
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Update May 7, 2005