Why does the option to search for surname variables only show up part of the time?

+8 votes

I notice that sometimes the search page that comes up has the option to turn off the surname variations, and other times I get this one:











in WikiTree Tech by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (430k points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
Hi Julie,

You're on Find Matches, the tool that searches for matches for an existing person, rather than for the names/dates you enter. (The distinction is fuzzy, especially if you "refine search" by entering names/dates.)

I don't know why we don't offer the surname variants option on Find Matches. I'll make a note to look at it.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
Thanks, Chris!
This has now been fixed.
Thank you!!

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