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Offline GeoffE

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FreeBMD search oddity
« on: Sunday 08 February 09 12:08 GMT (UK) »
You probably know that you can use "*" or "+" for wildcard searches on FreeBMD - Note: "plus" can only be used for forename search.

I was just searching for a Herbert BURCH

Searching All types -   BURCH *Herb gave results 1856-1909

using  All types -   BURCH +Herb gave results 1844-1933

Not what I would have expected ???
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Re: FreeBMD search oddity
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 February 09 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Geoff - prefixing a forename with an asterisk will search for 'middle' names only   ;)
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Re: FreeBMD search oddity
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 February 09 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Geoff - prefixing a forename with an asterisk will search for 'middle' names only   ;)

Oh yes! :-[  Oops!
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