03 May 2010
Default Search Settings on Ancestry.com for NY Federal Non-Population Censuses
I am confused.
I searched for the last name of Drolet in the non-population 1850-1880 census schedules at Ancestry.com. The help box tells me that "default" name settings will get exactly what I typed, Soundex matches, or "similar meaning or spelling to the one you typed."
There were no matches as can be seen in the bottom screen.
Yet when I change the search options on the last name to "restrict to exact--soundex" I get matches with the spelling
I do NOT like the default setting of "similar meaning of spelling to the one you typed." That doesn't really mean much to me and with that I don't know how to tweak my search.