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#1 Jim Belanger

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

As some of our databases get larger, we encounter many indentical names but different people. We really need (and this is not the first time asking) a way to search for a Mary Smith married to a John Sullivan, for example. I know about the family search using Ctl-Shift-F but this is not what I'm asking for. In the search options, given name equals or contains and surname equals or contains; then an option for Spouse given name and surname would be a HUGE improvement.
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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system.

You could also use Search>Person List>NameFind and enter Mary Sullivan to find her.
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#3 kbens0n

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system.

You could also use Search>Person List>NameFind and enter Mary Sullivan to find her.

NameFind could actually be expanded (improved) to also work in reverse of the "presumed" finding a female by her spouse's surname. Instead, including ALL spousal surnames would allow reversed searches where you know a John was married to Mary Smith, but can't remember his surname [ie. search up /John/ /Smith/(s)]. The field is currently Surname (birth or married), maybe program that to (Surname (birth or married or spousal),

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