Elizabeth H. Dow, Ph.D. [log in to unmask]
Special Collections -- Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont "Dare to be stupid."
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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 19:23:48 -0400
From: Anna Mae Maday <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Archives & Archivists <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list ARCHIVES <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: New Web site
Oops! Let me clarify that. Yes you can search just by last name using
the "simple search" option, or the last name in the advanced search.
It's when you use the "all text" in the advanced search that the Forest
name could be a problem.
By searching all text for some of the more uncommon names, it will pull
out entries that have that surname in the maiden name field/or other
spouse surname, or step-parents surnames. For genealogy this is a plus.
When searching last name you will only get the deceased with that
Anna Mae Maday
Eddy Historical & Genealogy Collection
Hoyt Public Library
505 Janes Ave
Saginaw MI 48607
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On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Alice Scherer wrote:
> Dear Anna, April 16, 1998
> You mentioned that your website on the obituary data is searchable, but that
> if the name being searched is Forest, that it also pulls up the cemetary
> entries as well as surnames. May I make a suggestion? Why not have a
> question pop up when someone searches for Forest that says "Name or
> Cemetary?" After the searcher chooses, then it pulls up only that data. You
> might also check other cemetaries in your list to see if they have
> surname-type qualities and apply this to them as well.
> Alice Scherer
> Center for the Study of Beadwork
> PO Box 13719
> Portland, OR 97213
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