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Offline jim1

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Re: GRO online search term clarification
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 November 17 15:40 GMT (UK) »
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vowels and H are disregarded
So if I'm searching for the name Hoe I won't get any matches.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: GRO online search term clarification
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 November 17 15:45 GMT (UK) »
The Wikipedia link I posted explains how it works! :-\

The initial letter is retained.

I would explain exactly how it works, but I am sure you are capable of reading the link for yourself?
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Re: GRO online search term clarification
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 16 November 17 18:29 GMT (UK) »
I didn't know but all I can say is I have more success with "sounds similar..."

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Re: GRO online search term clarification
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 30 November 17 17:12 GMT (UK) »
"Phonetically Similar Variations" uses a metaphone algorithm.
"Similar Sounding Variations" uses a soundex algorithm.

See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundex
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