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Cannot find anything!
Sep 15, 2012, 10:41:32 am

I an new to this, so maybe I'm not doing something right.  I cannot get past stage one!  Every name I have started has no record!


3 replies

Posted: Sep 24, 2012 09:28:34 am

Unfortunately, given the nature of historical records, sometimes it is very difficult to find information on a particular student--the name may have been transcribed incorrectly from the album, the records pertaining to that student may be unavailable to us as yet, or the search parameters you are using are not wide enough. Here are a few tips:

-Make sure you try the name search as "fuzzy" or "D-M Soundex" rather than "exact"
-Try searching for the last name (fuzzy or D-M Soundex) with the first initial of the name that was signed, rather than the full name (for instance, if a student signed Noam as his first name, try N* in the "First Name" search box)
-Make sure your date parameters are as wide as possible

Best of luck and please let us know if you are successful from here. 

Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:48:58 pm
Keep looking for a student who at least has a DOB.
Posted: Mar 3, 2013 08:12:17 pm

One thing I noticed was that when I put smaller amount of info in the search, the more results came up. I'm still working on it, but more info will be greatly appreciated.