Do any search engines support wildcards or Soundex?
Q. Do any search engines support wildcards or Soundex so I can find a name when it's not spelled as I expect?
A. Some genealogy Web sites support wildcard and Soundex searching, which help you find similarly spelled names. On Ancestry.com <Ancestry.com >, a wildcard search for ste*en finds Steven, Stephen and Steffen. The site automatically includes Soundex matches (unless you choose Exact Matches), nabbing variations such as Hubbell, Hubbel and Hubbill.