Ancestry.com Improves Wildcard Searching

Ancestry.com Improves Wildcard Searching

Ancestry.com made some changes to wildcard searching, which might just add enough flexibility to help you finally find an elusive ancestor in the census.You can now use a wildcard at the beginning of a name you’re searching for, but if you do, the name can’t end in a...

Ancestry.com made some changes to wildcard searching, which might just add enough flexibility to help you finally find an elusive ancestor in the census.

You can now use a wildcard at the beginning of a name you’re searching for, but if you do, the name can’t end in a wildcard. The name must contain at least three non-wildcards.

The two wildcards are ? to stand in for exactly one letter and * to stand in for any number of letters.

See more details and examples on Ancestry.com’s blog.

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