Person does not appear in name search

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I come across this from time to time - example today "Helen O'Brien". She is on my watchlist, so definitely part of Wikitree, but does not appear??

"Sorry, but no matches were found for "Helen O'Brien "."





WikiTree profile: Helen O'Brien
in Genealogy Help by Stephen Smith G2G Crew (940 points)

3 Answers

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Best answer
Hi Stephen,

I see what you mean.

I bet this has something to do with our search index and the apostrophe. We'll look into it.


by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
selected by Stephen Smith
+2 votes

When you type O'Brien in the surname search box, and then resort them alphabetically to find the Helen's she is there?


Privacy Level 50 Helen Joanna Mary O'Brien July 11, 1862 Auckland, New Zealand Feb 13, 2013 Stephen Smith
Privacy Level 40 Nellie B. O'Brien 1900's Nov 14, 2012 Lee O'Brien
Privacy Level 40 Helen M. (O'Brien) Cotephoto 1910's Oct 29, 2012 Joe Fitzgerald
Privacy Level 60 Helen (O'Callaghan) O'Brien 1763 Kilgorey, Clare, Ireland Apr 8, 2012 Joe Fitzgerald
Privacy Level 20 Helen O'Brien Jul 11, 2011 J K
Privacy Level 20 Helen O'Brien 1960's Apr 22, 2011 Peter Calcraft
Privacy Level 20 Helen D. O'Brien 1910's Feb 20, 2012 Patrick O'Brien
Privacy Level 20 Helen Rose O'Brien 1920's Dec 14, 2011 Jamie O'Brien
Privacy Level 50 Helen Theresa O'Brien November 23, 1923 Dayton, Ohio, USA


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (791k points)
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Helen O'Brien (O'Callaghan) is my 4th great grandmother.

Birth: 1763 in Kilgorey, Clare, Ireland.
Death: in Clare, Ireland. She married Henry O'Brien, Esq. of Ennis, Clare, Ireland.


by Living Fitzgerald G2G4 (4.6k points)
Hi Joe, not sure why this answer has popped up here??? Two different Helen O'Briens born in different countries in different centuries.
I was looking for my 4th great grandmother, Helen O'Brien (O'Callaghan) during a search and this question popped up, so I answered it in hopes that I might find more information about Helen.

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