Reformatting the search results?

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Is there any way WT could reformat the search results page? I’m sure this has been gone over before, but if I’m looking for just, say... George Cook, could the results be presented with all the George Cooks without middle names first, then all those with middle names next? It’s a lot to wade through. Just an idea.
in WikiTree Tech by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
There so many things wikitree could update on it's system's software. Another thing would be the profile protection.

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Hi Pip,

Unfortunately updating the search the way you want is still not going to give you all the results you need because there are only 100 results displayed in search. On the Index page for Cook there are 161 People with the name George Cook.

If you do a Google exact search site:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/  "George Cook" you get 558 results. 

by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 5 (58.9k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard

Thanks, Louis. Like I said, it was just an idea. But I can live with it. Now maybe if we had a birth year feature to plug into.... smiley

Have you tried https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:SearchPerson the full page search where you can add a birth or death date with your  search instead of the search at the top of every page?
Ahhh! (Now I feel dumb. I’ve see this before. Apply Mexican menu analogy... so many features, I forget what I’ve seen. That, and having too many choices and get frozen!)

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