Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Overlapping Search Results

I realize that not everyone searches digital databases for names that are repetitive--the way "Tamme Tammen" is.

However, I discovered a nuance in the search results at GenealogyBank that caused the word "Tammen" to be a "hit" for Tamme as a first name and Tammen as a last name. Apparently, the proximity feature of the "first name" and "last name" part of the search interpreted "Tammen" as being two words.

The image can a discussion can be see here: http://rootdig.blogspot.com/2013/02/tamme-tammen-two-hits-in-one.html

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