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Old 13th June 2018, 05:12 PM
Trevor Trevor is offline
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Family Finder search behaviour

There is some strange behaviour when searching for surnames in the Family Finder match list.

For example, search for "White". Scroll down the list of hits looking at what is visible in the Ancestral Surname column until you find some that include the letters "White" plus some more characters such as "Whitehurst".

Then click the list of surnames for that match to reveal all of that person's ancestral surnames. You will find that (in this example) "Whitehurst" has CHANGED to "White". In fact all of the hits have changed to "White". In the cases where "Whitexxxx" was not initially visible one would incorrectly assume that the match had "White" ancestry.

My point is that the original text should not CHANGE as a result of a search. Comments please.

Trevor Rix
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Old 15th June 2018, 12:19 PM
Caburn Caburn is offline
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I agree with you. I noticed exactly the same phenomenon when searching on names and partial names a day or two ago. I'd never noticed it before.

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On a different tack, the sooner FTDNA re=introduces searching by location (in addition to searching by name) the better. Surely it can't be thatdifficult to implement, can it?
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Old 15th June 2018, 01:31 PM
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I agree with you. I noticed exactly the same phenomenon when searching on names and partial names a day or two ago. I'd never noticed it before.

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On a different tack, the sooner FTDNA re=introduces searching by location (in addition to searching by name) the better. Surely it can't be thatdifficult to implement, can it?
I recently read that they will NOT be re-introducing the search by location feature - just can't recall where.
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Old 16th June 2018, 12:50 AM
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Thank you Caburn. I have submitted a bug report.
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