The truncated search not working anymore?

+3 votes
I often use the a truncation (*) in a search when trying to find surnames or first names that might start with the same letters but have a different ending.

So for instance searching for the surname Clemow or Clemowe or Clemmow or Clemmowe, I will use Clem* and usually that finds all the variations, but it no longer seems to be working.

Is this just a glitch or has it been abandoned in favour of the 'include matches with surname variants' option?
in WikiTree Tech by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (486k points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts
John --

Are you searching for just the surname, or are you searching for a first and last name?

Also, when did you first notice this being different?

Searching for a first name with either a last name or first name alone still works, eg. searching for Jo* still brings up a range of first names - John, Joseph etc

But searching for Atkin* (looking for Atkin, Atkins, Atkinson) isn't working it only brings up Atkin surnames.

When I first asked the question, I noticed there were several questions that were similar, so the problem of the truncation not working on the Surname field seems to crop up from time to time.  I only noticed it not working yesterday.
We'll look into this. Thanks, John.

1 Answer

+2 votes
This should now be fixed. Thanks for reporting it, John.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

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