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Name Fields

"Last Name" requires an exact name.
"First Name" also requires an exact name, but the system also searches for common variations on that name.


Name Input
Names in Results
Partial Name Search: Richard Rick, Ricky, Richie, Ricardo, etc.

Do NOT use a suffix, e.g. Jr., Sr., Junior, Senior, III, IV, Esq, etc.

Date of Birth (DOB)

Input an exact Date of Birth.

The system automatically checks for the name, month, day, and year of birth provided, but also searches plus or minus three years on the year of birth. For example, if the date of birth input is July 1, 1954, the system will also search that name for July 1, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1957.


Middle Initial Option

If you input a middle initial in this field, your search results will include records where:

  • There is a match on the single letter that you input.
  • The middle name starts with the letter you entered.
  • The middle name is empty in our database.

Example: Search for "JOE PUBLIC"

Middle Initial Input
Names in Results
none Joe Public, Joe Ralph Public, Joe S. Public, Joe Q. Public, Joe Quincy Public
Q Joe Public, Joe Q. Public, Joe Quincy Public

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