A big thanks to Dee Williams at ScotlandsPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) for advising me this morning that having reviewed their decision last week to remove the fuzzy search and name variant tools (see http://scottishgenes.blogspot.com/2022/02/scotlandspeople-explains-recent-search.html), the centre has decided upon reflection, and after receiving feedback from several folk, that they will reintroduce the fuzzy search tool. This will not happen immediately, but at the next system update.
The name variants option is a bit more problematic, as it does not work properly apparently, and will take some time and effort to address before its reintroduction.
(Thanks to Dee, and to colleagues within the Scottish Genealogy Network, including Michael Tobias and Fergus Smith)
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