Re: Phonetic search results for Suwalki using JewishGen Poland Collection #poland

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

"A "Phonetically like" search on Surname can get odd results for Suwalki records.  For example, searching "Silberman"  I find a low percentage of odd given names that include : Sorry, Well then, The circus, Councilman, and Yes,David."

As you say, there are a "Phoenetically like" and a "Sounds like" when searching. Phonetically gets you many fewer results - and some odd things. I always us "Sounds like", and then I have everything to search through. They are 2 different Soundex systems, but I don't know why anyone would bother with Phonetically like; maybe an IT Pro can tell us why, but it doesn't really matter.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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