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Re: New to this

Posted: 29 Jul 2012 9:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jul 2012 9:48PM GMT
I would also like to add -- when searching at ancestry.com

Use the OLD search page: http://www.ancestry.com/search/default.aspx

and also use Exact searches but with wildcards: ? for one letter, * for several letters.

For example, today I was looking for a Sybilla Winams, so I tried an exact search for Syb* Win*

I found her first name as Sybilla, Sybil, Sybel, and Sybelle (and they were all her!) and I found her last name was actually Winans, using this method.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
pontegirl 30 Jul 2012 3:10AM GMT 
barbdale_1 30 Jul 2012 3:34AM GMT 
eGENEee 30 Jul 2012 3:44AM GMT 
eGENEee 30 Jul 2012 3:51AM GMT 
pontegirl 1 Aug 2012 5:16AM GMT 
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