Diacritics and Special Characters
Spanish-language records often include letters with accents or other special characters (e.g. ñ, í, é, ó). Many data sources in Sayari Search will return hits both with and without diacritics; for example, searching Pena will return hits for both Pena and Peña.
However, users still should employ wildcard and other search operators in these cases, as well as in names with common alternate spellings (e.g. Gonzalez/Gonzales, Souza/Sousa). This could result in the following sample queries:
Search by Person
It is important to keep in mind naming conventions for Spanish-speaking jurisdictions (see here for a detailed explanation). Start by searching for the person's first given name and paternal surname/s as required terms, using search operators.
For example, if you are searching for Juan Guillermo Oblitas Cuadrado, you could start with:
Juan AND Oblitas
+Juan +Oblitas +Cuadrado
If the person's first name and paternal surname are common (e.g. Jose Garcia), this may return far too many results. See here for tips on how to handle that situation, and others.