Unable to search for people tagged in Classic

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Wish the smart search was smart enough to detect photos I have tagged with people in Lightroom Classic.  Ex.  Search "Jonny Appleseed" result is pictures of Jonny Appleseed that I have tagged.  Should work similar to Apple Photos Apps.
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Matt Yanchek

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Roelof Moorlag

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What is going wrong exactly?
You have tagged people in Lightroom Classic like Jonny Appleseed'
And now you can not find them when searching for them?
How do you search? 'Smart' indicates 'smart collection' ? What criteria do you use?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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People tags in Classic are stored as keywords. Keywords don't sync to the cloud from Classic. Therefore CC can't search the keywords/people tags. Unless, that is, you migrated the catalog from Classic > CC (one-way migration) in which case they should have transferred.

So, question is, can you see Jonny Appleseed in the Info or Keywords panel in CC? That'll help narrow down where it's going wrong.
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Matt Yanchek

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I think there may be a misunderstanding on how I wrote this up.  Perhaps its more a feature request for Lightroom CC.  What I am getting at is that when I am searching for a specific person (which have previously been tagged in Lightroom Classic) It is unable to find that person.
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That's cool Matt, but we need to understand why you can't find them - is the search not finding data that's in its database, or did the data not get to CC? The solution to the request will vary accordingly.