* (asterisk) is a wildcard.
It can be placed in front of or at the end of a word, but never in the middle.
- Searching for a first name Ol*
will return all first names beginning with Ol-, such as Ole, Ola, Olea and Oline.
- Searching for a surname *ersen
will return all surnames ending in -ersen, such as Pedersen, Pettersen and Torgersen.
- Searching for a first name *risto*
will return all first names with -risto- in them, such as Kristoffer, Kristopher, Christoffer, Christopher.
Please note that a search needs to include at least two letters besides any special signs. Searching for a first name A*
(Beginning with an A) is not allowed, as such searches would be too heavy.
- Searching for one letter alone, however, will return abbreviated names. Searching simply for first name A
will return names such as A. Hansen.