Please tweak fuzzy search for Pritchett & Prichard, Pritchard etc.

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Please tweak our Wikitree search engine to include searches for Pritchard, Prichard etc when a search is performed for Pritchett and vice versa. These surnames are alternate spellings for the same person. This change will reduce the number of duplicates generated when a new profile is created. Thanks,
in WikiTree Tech by Chesley Feltham G2G1 (1.6k points)

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Please try using the original french spelling: Pichette

Denis

by Denis Carrier G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Denis, Thank you for the suggestion but I was hoping to get a response about tweaking the Wikitree search engine when we create a new profile. Our search engine returns names that are "similar" to our new profile's surname. That is done on purpose to help us avoid creating duplicate profiles. The Wikitree Techs can customize the search parameters for the Pritchett name to include Pritchard which is not currently the case. It can be done.
+2 votes
There currently isn't an easy way to edit the name variants, but we have recently started discussing how to keep the list updated. I've noted the changes you've requested, and when we update the list I'll make sure these are included.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
Excellent! Thanks Jamie.

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