First, there is no limit. Here’s a user using it on a site with over 250,000 entries:
Second, after some searching, I found that you are using Connections on this page:
One this I noticed right away is at the very bottom it says, “No Results“. This indicates that you have the shortcode on the page twice. You should remove that second shortcode instance.
Back to the missing entries…
re: I began to add the contacts into the contact app.
What do you mean by the “contact app“?
re: Thinking that the record were deleted I checked the records in the member update forms. The missing records were still in the database.
I do not understand where you were checking; “update forms“??? Do you mean the Connections : Manage admin page?
re: I then noticed that the first and last records didn’t display and I was unable to search for the records.
Just about all the time this is because one of three reasons…
- The entry was not set as Public when it was added.
- The configuration option in the shortcode is such that those entries are to be excluded.
- The entries were unapproved and are in the mod queue which means they would be excluded from being listed.
Double check that the entries are set to Public and not in the mod queue.
What is the exact shortcode are you using? Please paste it in a reply exactly as it is in the page.