search profiles problem

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I am trying to distinguish between the various profiles for Isaac Burleson on wikitree. I want to work on a Isaac Burleson b: 1784 which I thought already existed on wikitree. So I entered that name in the search profiles and it returns a list of only 12 profiles ... none born 1784. But missing from that list is a profile which I know exists, because there is a pending merge request b: 1750 ...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Burleson-574

This leaves me wondering what other profiles for Isaac Burleson currently exist on wikitree that I don't know about, and are not showing up in a profiles search (maybe one b: 1784 ?). Can anyone help fix this problem, so that a search returns all existing profiles on the wikitree system ? Thanks
WikiTree profile: Isaac Burleson
in WikiTree Tech by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (151k points)

2 Answers

+4 votes
N, try spelling Issac (2) different ways, ISSAC and ISAAC.
by Rodney Long G2G6 Pilot (570k points)
thank didn't realize there was a different way of spelling Isaac :))
There are a few names I have noticed over the years that people elected to use different spellings, and this is one of them.
+3 votes
It seems the search is looking at exact matches of the first name.  Names are different on the mentioned Profiles, Isaac and Issac.  I had thought the search engine on WIkiTree used a variant of the Soundex Method to find phonetic matches for spellings as well.  Apparently not.
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (181k points)

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