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Best method if you don't know surname/forename?

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Re: Best method if you don't know surname/forename?

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 7:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jan 2013 7:10PM GMT
Agreed - just as some use capitalisation to make distinctions. One way to ensure no searches/hints are likely to throw up whole groups of irrelevant names is to use a short, simple indicator, eg Fnu (for first name unknown) and SNU (for surname unknown). This has the advantage of being easily printed.

Whatever you use, though, it's a good idea to check what a search is actually looking for (Edit Search), and amend the first or last name boxes if it is looking for something strange!

PS: sorry - I overlooked sturdy2's post, above!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LynceanVillou... 27 Dec 2012 11:49PM GMT 
silverfox3280 28 Dec 2012 12:40AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 28 Dec 2012 1:48AM GMT 
sturdy2 28 Dec 2012 7:05PM GMT 
serenity20061 5 Jan 2013 10:25PM GMT 
nancywickam 15 Jan 2013 8:21PM GMT 
nancywickam 15 Jan 2013 8:23PM GMT 
David Abernat... 28 Dec 2012 6:17PM GMT 
2101bob 8 Jan 2013 2:00AM GMT 
BarbaraTaylor... 8 Jan 2013 3:43AM GMT 
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