I look in the list of discussion but don't see any discussion about the "search box" and the "Maiden Name".
In fact, my problem is that sometimes, I remember the Maiden name of a woman but not her married name. So when I want to look at her with the search box with the maiden name, she doesn't appear in the result list.
For exemple, for Julie Appoline Robert, I'd like to search her with "Peronne" as her name as it is her maiden name... but I cant'.
Do you know how I can do it or is it not possible?
It appears in that example that "Appoline" is not defined as her Maiden name, but a middle name (or perhaps a display name). It should read like this Julie Robert (Appoline) if the fields are properly filled out and the display name is not overwriting it. From my search tests, the maiden name does return in search results.
No her Maiden name is not "Appoline" but "Peronne" is.
But when in the search box I began writing "Julie Appoline" in the result list I only see "Julie Appoline Robert"... I was hopping to see "Julie Appoline Robert (Peronne)".
Another example, I have 3 women who, after their mariage, as the same first name and last name (Marie Louise Robert). The first one with "Petit" as her maiden name; the second one with "Badoureau" and the third one "Fandeux".
When I wanted to had a new event for one of them, I have to open each one to find the good one.
Is there a solution for this?
In Name Preferences > http://www.geni.com/account_settings/name_preferences
set your preference for maiden name display to maiden name appended, in parentheses