Posted By:P Hopkins
Subject:Re: Marthea Jakobsdatter c. 1835 Akershus
Post Date:January 19, 2013 at 04:46:56
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You may have put in too much information. That website does not "forgive" even minor spelling differences. Use % as a search wildcard for possible text variations.

Your birth year estimate was also way way off. That was probably the major source of your problem.

When you have a location you should narrow down the area as much as possible in any advanced search - especially with a fairly common name to search for.

I used Advanced Search - put in Ma% for First Name, Ja% for Surname, Marital Status = g, chose Female - then clicked on 1865 but before clicking on Search chose Akershus and from "Limit your search criteria to one or more parishes" clicked on Enebakk -- THEN clicked on the Search button.