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Offline Zaphod99

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Re: Problem searching https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 14 August 21 14:45 BST (UK) »
Shaun, truly weird!  Forward from M takes me to J.  And in 1965, I search for JONES, it opens on G, but go to page 2, I get Jones.  But page 115 goes back to G.

How did this system ever get published, and assuming I'm not the first person ever to have a problem with it, how is it still available and hasn't been fixed?

Thanks Shaun.

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Re: Problem searching https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 14 August 21 15:25 BST (UK) »
Your search will show any, and all, pages containing the Name Jones.
Could be a double-barreled surname; could be an Alias; could be almost anything!

But always whole pages from the Probate Calendar.
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Re: Problem searching https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 14 August 21 16:25 BST (UK) »
It is strange that the 1964 results for either Jones or James begins with a page of Maynards, and I couldn't see anything on that page suggesting why.

But as I said above, so long as the page numbers at the top include all the ones for the surname I'm looking for, I've never thought it worth asking why the stray ones were there too.
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Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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