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Re: Searching seems very limited

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 6:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
I just did a search for Melba I Adkins in the 1940 census and got over 900 results - the first 13 of which are:

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Melba Adkins Marion B Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington abt 1904 Wisconsin Wife
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Melba Adkins Wm T Hunt, Texas abt 1915 Texas Wife
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Melba Adkins James Goldsby, McClain, Oklahoma abt 1918 Oklahoma Daughter-in-law
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Melba R Adkins Samuel R,
Pearl M Inglewood, Los Angeles, California abt 1920 Iowa Daughter
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Melba Adkins Las Animas, Bent, Colorado abt 1921 Colorado Servant
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Melba Adkins Sadie Claiborne, Louisiana abt 1927 Louisiana Stepdaughter
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Melba Adkins Willie,
Nan Floyd, Kentucky abt 1928 Kentucky Daughter
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Melba Adkins Edwin R,
May Starr, Grady, Oklahoma abt 1930 Oklahoma Daughter
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Melba Jean Adkins J W,
Lena Mae Coahoma, Mississippi abt 1936 Mississippi Daughter
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Melba Adkins Harry,
Opal Floyd, Kentucky abt 1937 Kentucky Daughter
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Melba Adkins Junior Hallick W,
Edith V Union, Lincoln, West Virginia abt 1939 West Virginia Daughter
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Melba R Adkins Clyde,
Lucille Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana abt 1939 Louisiana Daughter
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Melba Adkins Bill,
Florence Green Sulphur, Summers, West Virginia abt 1939 West Virginia Daughter

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Even searching from the main search page rather than just the 1940 census, all 13 of those show up on the first page of results. I included the middle initial and it did not automatically apply an exact match search. I tried all different methods - with a dot after the initial, without the dot, with the initial actually in the surname search field instead, etc. No matter what I did, I still got those same results from the 1940 census. I could not replicate the results (or lack there of) you describe, sorry.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jonsatcadence 17 Nov 2012 2:57AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 17 Nov 2012 6:00AM GMT 
jonsatcadence 17 Nov 2012 6:54AM GMT 
RobinBMc 17 Nov 2012 1:36PM GMT 
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