Casefile Clues

19 January 2012

Is it Thomas Frame or Frame Thomas?

Another search at Ancestry.com has me confused. I'm hoping that I have just misinterpreted something.

I am searching for Thomas Frame in US passenger lists using a wildcard search tho* fra* to catch as many references as possible. The problem is that the results page is giving me Francis Thompson. It has switched the first and last name parameters even though I asked for "exact search."

I've included my search screen and my results page. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong, or am I just confused?