Entering "Castler%" will return all placenames starting with "Castler", for example:
- Castlereagh town
- Castleruan, etc.
Entering "Bal%agh" will return all placenames starting with "Bal" and ending with "agh", for example:
- Ballynadrimmnagh, etc.
Entering Bal_agh will return:
You should remember that consonant sounds are less likely to have changed over the years than vowel sounds.
- Balmagh, etc.
The same principles as above hold true for the advanced search, with the additional
advantage that you can restrict the search area to a county or, if you know them, the
parish or poor law union. The fewer matches you have the more likely you are to be able to identify the relevant one.