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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Match Finder not working
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 21:24:10 +0200
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Kathy,

Genbox (or MS Jet :-)) is giving me results that could be expected. I checked
with your initial criteria too: Surnames: Exact Match; Given Names: Same First
Letter x 3; Birth Date: Within 2 years. Some 'matches' seemed questionable but
when I viewed the Identifier-tab it became obvious.

Do these individuals have other Identifiers? Name Variants or Name Changes
etc. You need to check the Identifiers-tab too: Genbox just shows the
"preferred Indentifier" in the Possible Duplicates list. Sometimes the
namevariant matches another namevariant.

Gr. Wim

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
> Verzonden: zondag 23 mei 2004 20:25
> Aan:
> Onderwerp: Re: [GENBOX] Match Finder not working
> Wim,
> Thanks for your very helpful advice re: the MS-Jet engine and MDAC. My
> computer is now completely up to date.
> *However* GB still identifies the following two people as a match when
> Exact Surname and Exact First Name are checked:
> REED, Alice Elizabeth
> SCHWARZ, Helen Claudia
> There are a lot more matches that just don't make sense given the options I
> checked, but this is just one example.
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