[APG Public List] Ancestry.com searches
pjroots at att.net
Fri Dec 4 08:44:43 MST 2009
At 09:54 AM 12/4/2009, Ray Beere Johnson II wrote:
>In _any_ research situation, with the possible variables in our own
>knowledge, what we might need to seek, and the possible errors in
>recording, transcribing, and indexing the records, the wider the
>range of options, the more likely it is a search will succeed with
But while we can always hope, I never expect my research to be easy <g>
However, I did a test just now and found that "an?*m" worked in
The ? represents a single unknown letter, then the * represents any
number of unknown characters preceding the "m".
Since "um" is sometimes misread as "nn", I tried "an?*", but the
series is rejected without a following letter. OTOH, it will accept
"a*im", so there is a little more flexibility than I thought.
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