Author Topic: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat  (Read 513 times)

Offline Gibel

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,888
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« on: Friday 05 January 18 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Many posters put links to family search however when I click on them and open them despite being logged into family search there is nothing there. What am I doing wrong?

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online hallmark

  • -
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ****
  • Posts: 10,502
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 January 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
It is because the Link is associated directly with the person who performed it.... non transferable!

You are doing nothing wrong.

 

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Gibel

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,888
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:14 GMT (UK) »
I thought that but then wondered why people posted them if they don't lead to anything!

I'm glad it's not me.

Thanks very much

Online josey

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,708
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.natio
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:22 GMT (UK) »
I may be wrong but I think if you have registered with Familysearch.org [as you have to now] & are logged in [you can stay logged in for 14 days if you tick the box], then the links will work. I just tried one & it worked. 
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

Offline groom

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,230
  • Me aged 3. Tidied up thanks to Wiggy.
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:26 GMT (UK) »
I may be wrong but I think if you have registered with Familysearch.org [as you have to now] & are logged in [you can stay logged in for 14 days if you tick the box], then the links will work. I just tried one & it worked.

I think you could be right Josey as I've never had any problem following the links.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Online *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 36,556
  • Hugs.............
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer...........................

Have a read here

https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-signin-benefits/

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline Sinann

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,482
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 January 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
I'm signed in but none of the links work since this new rule came in on iPad.
Links are fine on laptop.

Offline Gibel

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,888
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Family Search links from posts on RootsChat
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 January 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
I was signed in when I made the first post however I'm using an iPad, sitting comfortably in my chair rather than at the main PC on an office chair, so it appears that it's because I'm on an iPad. Perhaps someone can explain why the links don't work in an iPad.