Names are indexed according to the surname spelling provided in the original documents. No attempt has been made to group together variant spellings of the same name, so users are advised to check the index carefully for all known variations of a name. Links are to full transcripts of documents with names arranged as on the original document. Where a number in brackets follows a document reference this indicates that the same name appears twice on a document. In some cases several hundred people took the oaths at a single session. A helpful aid for locating an individual name on a page is to press 'CONTROL' and 'F' on the computer keyboard and use the find facility provided by your web browser.