At least the first three characters of the "Surname" field are required.
If the "soundex" option is selected, a phonetic (soundex) search is
performed with the "Surname" field.
All other text fields are optional.
Wild card searches
The search engine matches any record which begins with the characters
entered. For example, if just "j" is entered in the "forename" field, the
search will match records with forenames such as "John", "Jane", "James",
With all fields except for the "Surname" field, the wild card character
"_" can be used which will match against any character in the character
position. For example, "j_n", matches with "Jane", "Jenefer", etc.