I am having a hard time figuring the last name of John out. Any suggestions? English Record
Is proably : Hauqualls,
When you index, you can see information that is difficult to read. Use these guidelines as you index unreadable information:
- One character. If you are unable to read 1 letter or number, use a question mark (?) to replace the unreadable letter or number. Example: H?ndley.
- Multiple characters. For consecutive unreadable letters or numbers, use an asterisk (*) to replace the unreadable group of letters or numbers. Example: Di*son.
- One field. When all of the information for an indexing field is unreadable, mark the field as Unreadable. Click in the field, and press Ctrl+U.
You can also post your question with the batch code to take a look a bit of context.1
When you see a name like this that it's almost illegible, rather than guess, it is better to mark the surname field "unreadable". Hopefully, the researcher will find enough information to identify "John".0
Actually, it is better to use the wildcards than to mark something unreadable. John Ha*u*s would create a far better search capability than John [unreadable].1