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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 25 November 17 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Still broken - nobody called Smith in Essex, ever!

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 25 November 17 11:23 GMT (UK) »
I think they are more interested in selling their DNA products than getting their website working properly  ::)
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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 30 November 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Still no "Smiths" in "London", "England".

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #21 on: Monday 11 December 17 16:02 GMT (UK) »
This was reported end of October on their facebook page - see attached.  They definitely dont seem to be in any hurry to fix it!

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Still no "Smiths" in "London", "England".

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Hi Bugbear
I've joined the search too - no Smith's for me either.  I also tried 'Brown' my London family.  No Brown's in London either.... :-X agree DNA seems to be taking the forefront.  Ancestry! Wake up !  >:(

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 15:26 GMT (UK) »

Hi Bugbear
I've joined the search too - no Smith's for me either.  I also tried 'Brown' my London family.  No Brown's in London either.... :-X agree DNA seems to be taking the forefront.  Ancestry! Wake up !  >:(
Tell 'em !!

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 16:40 GMT (UK) »
I do have the shiny new Firefox, which might be a possible factor.

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I tried Seamonkey - same lack of results.

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I had same problem yesterday using Internet explorer, no results for Derhams in Bournemouth area when I know I have found them before. Browsed through directories and found them manually - lucky the names are in alphabetical order.
I think Ancestry's search engine is playing up
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 17:00 GMT (UK) »

I had same problem yesterday using Internet explorer, no results for Derhams in Bournemouth area when I know I have found them before. Browsed through directories and found them manually - lucky the names are in alphabetical order.
I think Ancestry's search engine is playing up
And has been since October, according to other posts in this thread.   >:(

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Re: Trouble with British Phone Books, 1880-1984 on Ac*stry
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 17:21 GMT (UK) »

I had same problem yesterday using Internet explorer, no results for Derhams in Bournemouth area when I know I have found them before. Browsed through directories and found them manually - lucky the names are in alphabetical order.
I think Ancestry's search engine is playing up
And has been since October, according to other posts in this thread.   >:(

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It's probably almost a year since I last used phone book search, so could well have been a problem for three months.

Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate