Why can't I get a search result for William Burr?

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Adding the children for Eliphalet Thorp, daughter Eunice bapt. 1763 married William Burr, 6 Mar 1782. I searched for Burr before entering anything. Nothing on the search results. I cannot get any profile with the name William Burr on it to come up as search results. I tried with a variety of birth years & a 30-year plus or minus. I did it with no dates and please return results with no dates - that usually gives you all profiles with a specific name. Nope! I put yes on no dates, last name variants, birth or current last name, search all of WikiTree. I even rebooted the computer and started again fresh that way.

I went to the search option that calls up all the Burrs. That works, and there are numerous Williams listed. That's how I found Mr. Eunice Thorp aka Burr-1639.

So: Have I done something wrong? Is there something I could learn here, or is it a WikiTree glitch? I don't like the prospect of having to conclude that search results are utterly unreliable.

I've got a screen shot of the settings and lack of results. But I don't know how to insert it in a G2G post. Someone shows me that, and I can add that to this G2G entry.
WikiTree profile: William Burr
asked in WikiTree Help by Elizabeth Winter G2G6 Mach 6 (63.6k points)
Additional note: I sent a screen shot to info@wikitree. I got a quick reply that there seems to be a problem with search at present.

So, be warned, I guess. At least I wasn't doing anything wrong. Not sure if that's good news or bad, but hopefully search will be functioning properly again soon.

1 Answer

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Try again later. There is an issue with the search engine at present. 

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/680145/name-search-appears-to-be-down-at-the-moment

answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (618k points)

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