Search w/o Asterisk mod

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Search w/o Asterisk
Summary Removes * from stored first names before search
Mod Updated 10 May 2018
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TNG 12.0
Search w/o Asterisk v12.0.0.0
TNG 11.0
Search w/o Asterisk mod v11.1.2.0
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Author(s) Erik Hoppe
Homepage Search w/o Asterisk mod (this page)
Mod Support TNG Community Forums: TNG Specific - Code Discussion - Addons
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Latest Mod for TNG v12.x
Min TNG V 11.1.2 (will probably work in earlier versions too)
Max TNG V 12.x
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Author of TNG Colouring Book
Mods by me: At my user page.

Purpose of the mod

In Sweden it's quite common (in genealogy) to mark the "called by" first name with an * (astersik) when a person has more than one first name.
For example a person may be baptized to John Adam and is called John. His name is registered as John* Adam
Another person is also baptized to John Adam but is called Adam. His name is registered as John Adam*
When you search for John Adam, you will only find John Adam* because there is no asterisk after John in the search string.

My users frequently send me Gedcom files with asterisks in the names and I remove them.
Now I don't have to any more.


This mod was developed by Erik Hoppe.
See all my mods at my Wiki user page.


TNG version: 11.0.0
  • A working TNG installation.
  • A backup of all affected files (see the list below)
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager (is already included in TNG v10)


  1. Click on the download link, shown in the summary in the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Un-zip the file and move/copy/FTP the .cfg file to the mods folder of your TNG system.
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the mod.

In the event of a problem

Uninstalling the mod

If you want to completely Remove (uninstall) this mod and all its tables, you should

  1. click the Uninstall button to uninstall the mod and then
  2. click the Delete button to delete the config file from the mods folder.

Revision History

Version Date Description
v12.0.0.0 10 May 2018 New version f TNG v12. Is also neglecting * in Nickname.
v11.1.2.0 18 Feb 2018 Introduction

Visualization of this mod

Found John Adam with or w/o asterisk

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Andersson, Hoppe, Sahlin, Thorell Erik Hoppe Mod author 11.1.2 SE, GB, DE

TNG Modules Impacted

The following TNG Modules are modified, and should be backed up prior to installing this mod:

  • searchlib.php