Hi I'm interested in creating website with a database of names and a search engine that finds matches for queries and displaying the full record for the relevant field.
I would like to know how I could do this using Wordpress.
1: Create the tables you want with the information you need.
2: Create a custom page template, and build it that way using your PHP MySQL calls there.
Have a look at:
Alternatively, I'm fairly sure there are some plugins that allow you to do this:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-tables/ (might be one, just did a quick search)