How is the average user supposed to know to add a wildcard in a search?
In the example below, the record cannot be found by inputting either "Yorkshire" or "Yorkshire, England" in the Residence field. Instead, one has to input "Yorkshire*".
I get the same behaviour when looking for relatives in Sunderland (County Durham). In nearly all cases I have to add a wildcard to produce any results.
The search pages are far from helpful in when it comes to encouraging the use of a wildcard after a placename.
See https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&q.birthLikeDate.from=1822&q.birthLikeDate.to=1827&q.birthLikePlace=Yorkshire%2C%20England%2C%20United%20Kingdom&q.birthLikePlace.exact=on&q.givenName=Mary&q.givenName.exact=on&q.residenceDate.from=1891&q.residenceDate.to=1891&q.residencePlace=yorkshire%2A&q.residencePlace.exact=on&q.surname=wrightson&q.surname.exact=on&treeref=GFSB-V9H. Now try to find Mary Wrightson by not using a wildcard - assuming, of course, you don't know her specific place of residence within the county of Yorkshire.
Now you see her....
Now you don't....