05 January 2010

Ancestry improves wildcard search

Ancestry has updated their wildcard search.

Now you can put a wildcard first, such as *son or ?atthew.

Either the first or last character must be a non-wildcard character. For example, Han* and *son are okay, but not *anso*

Names must contain at least three non-wildcard characters. For example, Ha*n is okay, but not Ha*

These changes apply to both simple search and advanced search, and both old and new search.

via the Ancestry blog

1 comment:

FranE said...

Thanks for the tip. I have had so many times of the search saying that my search was too broad.
I will try this.
Thanks again.