Monday, February 20, 2017

Name Searching in Tax Warrants


By default, our new tax warrant search is using a new name search system that behaves a little differently that you may expect. This change has many advantages, mainly that it now locates parties entered as part of an estate or other unusual situations.

What this means for you:

  • You no longer need to enter last name first, though it is still fine to do this. The new search will locate matching names no matter where they are in the party string. For example, "Pickett, Julie" and "Julie Pickett" will return the same results.
  • This also means that "Julie Pickett" will return results such as "The Heirs and Interested Parties in the Estate of Julie Pickett" or "Prisoner number 9876543 Julie Pickett" or even "AKA Julie Pickett" without additional searches on your part.
  • If you are used to entering partial names and a wildcard, this will be a change for you. Because the system is currently looking for alternate spellings and nicknames for your search, you'll need to go ahead and enter all the information you have about the name. For example, "Julie Pickett" and "Pickett, Ju%" are not the same.

Because of this change to the system, we have added some detail to allow you to see exactly what additional names and words were included in the search. If you are accustomed to seeing the search parameters at the top of the results page, you can expand this to see more detailed information:

In this example, we have looked for alternatives, nicknames, and various spellings of the derivations of "Julie"

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about name searching!

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