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Old 02-12-21, 11:32
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Does anyone know the differece between 'Phonetically similar variations' and 'Similar sounding variations' in the GRO search?

If I search with the name Clark in mmn, neither of those options give me results including Clarke, but if use Clark in the main surname box I get loads of name variations when using phoenetic (most of which are not phonetically similar) and just Clark and Clarke when using similar.
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Old 03-12-21, 11:49
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See what you mean - it looks as though with Clark/Clarke it only gives the one name not both for mmn.
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Old 03-12-21, 12:39
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I dont get why more variables come up when a name is used in the main search box than when the same name is used in the mmn box?

I also thought phonetically similar and sounding similar meant the same thing!
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I can't even get on the site anymore, despite having asked twice for a new password - it keeps inviting me to phone them. Yeah, right.

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Old 03-12-21, 16:24
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I can't even get on the site anymore, despite having asked twice for a new password - it keeps inviting me to phone them. Yeah, right.

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Have you got another email address you could use? When I changed my email address it wouldn’t let me change the one logged with them. Told me to set up a completely new account.
Worked fine.
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Old 03-12-21, 18:10
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Yes, I have, I'll try that, thank you.

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