Can we enhance search by date to exclude impossible matches?

+7 votes
I love the improvements to search recently added and see another opportunity to make it even better that should be pretty easy to code up.

If I were to search for a William Marcum by name born in 1763 plus or minus 12 years, it would be great if the search would exclude names with no birth year listed but whose death date makes that impossible.  For example, anyone who died before 1763 - 12 or 1751 can be eliminated from the search results since they could not be born in the desired range since birth is before death.  In the other direction, if we assume no ones lives longer than 110 years, then anyone who died after 1763 + 12 + 110 or 1885 can also be eliminated from the search results.
WikiTree profile: William Markham
asked in WikiTree Tech by William Foster G2G6 Mach 6 (61.9k points)
Actually, this is a great idea. Now to see what happens!

1 Answer

+2 votes
Best answer
There are a few search improvements coming in the next couple days, but I saw this too late for it to be included. I'll add your idea to the list for the next round of improvements.
answered by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (189k points)
selected by William Foster

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