How do I get better results from the new search?

Are there any tips on how to do better searches here? I like the way the old search engine worked much better! I was able to put in just the last names of parents and find records of their children, with various misspellings. Now when I attempt that type of search I get over whelming and unrelated results. I have to narrow it down to "exact" but then don't get all the various spellings. If I don't enter "exact" then I get completly unrelated results. If I say the parents were Smith & Thompson, then I want at least similar spellings. Instead I get too many results like Smith & Foster, Smith & Wilson, Smith & Peters, etc. What I'm looking for is Smith & Thompson (or Tompson, Thomson, Thompsen, etc). Is there advice on how to search on here?
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