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Title: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Wednesday 29 September 21 10:42 BST (UK)
Have they changed the FS website as it bears no resemblance to what I was using a few days ago. 

To say Iím not impressed would be an understatement

Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: BumbleB on Wednesday 29 September 21 10:45 BST (UK)
Ditto - it's nowhere near as easy as it was.   :'( :'(
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Neale1961 on Wednesday 29 September 21 10:47 BST (UK)
Iím not impressed either. There have been a few curses said today. >:(
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: emeltom on Wednesday 29 September 21 10:59 BST (UK)
It's certainly different and will take some getting used to. It's almost as though they have been taken over by Ancestry - that's what the new look reminds me of.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 September 21 11:11 BST (UK)
It seems fairly straight forward to me. Just a slight change  :)

Add - the more I use it, the more I like it.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 29 September 21 11:20 BST (UK)
I'm quite happy with it, my Canadian rellies brings up the page they are on. Before, I had to search each district and go through page after page, there numerous districts of St. John's Nfld.
Carol
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: iluleah on Wednesday 29 September 21 14:19 BST (UK)
I am not impressed at all!

Over the last few weeks if I happened to click back to previous page it revered to the new format they are using now which was very restrictive, now it is just the new format from the start and most of the time it shows nothing can be found, when it does 'find' someone most of the transcriptions are nothing at all to do with the person I am looking for and on several occassions I have clicked for more information and it has taken me to a completely different persons details.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Millmoor on Wednesday 29 September 21 14:45 BST (UK)
It might depend on the method you use for searching. I have always used the world map to narrow down the area and data set I am interested in. By clicking on browse places I can still do that very easily. I, therefore, have to agree with Gadget's remarks.

William
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 29 September 21 14:49 BST (UK)
The main search page is different [I no longer have a photo of Ecuadorian people] but so what?  I seldom use that page anyway.  I go straight to "Browse All Collections" so I can quickly get to what I'm looking for.  That page hasn't changed except I see that a new US collection has been added.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Treetotal on Wednesday 29 September 21 15:03 BST (UK)
It keeps the grey matter ticking over when changes take place, nothing stays the same in technology.
We just have to adapt.
Carol
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Wednesday 29 September 21 15:57 BST (UK)
I've just come off the familysearch website and it was with some disbelief that results kept coming back that there were no (Welsh) McCarthy surnames born in Wales.  Neither was there any Maccarthy; Mac-carthy; McArty;, etc. etc.

A bit strange as a few years ago there were hundreds to be found.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 29 September 21 16:06 BST (UK)
Sure there are.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.surname=mccarthy&f.collectionId=1783957
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Wednesday 29 September 21 16:48 BST (UK)
Sure there are.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.surname=mccarthy&f.collectionId=1783957

Thanks for conjuring up that page of 100 McCarthy/MCarty, etc. Erato.  I appreciate your efforts.

If you could find Daniel McCart(h)y born in Cardiff between 1839-1840 with parents Patrick and Mary I'd be obliged.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Gadget on Wednesday 29 September 21 17:01 BST (UK)
I know you asked Erato, but .....

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-7JF

(sorry, Erato)

Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: BumbleB on Wednesday 29 September 21 17:08 BST (UK)
Thank you to Erato, who showed the way, via "Browse all Collections".   :)  Now I can get back to the way I used to search!  :)
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Wednesday 29 September 21 23:17 BST (UK)
I know you asked Erato, but .....

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-7JF

(sorry, Erato)

Thanks Gadget.

I have that 1841 census, which shows parents Patrick and Mary.   There were three Daniels born in Cardiff during 1839.  I already have the birth record which has illegible writing for the mother's surname. The mother's surname doesn't match any Irish records for a marriage to Patrick or  as a mother to the two older children born in Ireland.

Once again, thankyou, I appreciate your thoughts.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: bikermickau on Thursday 30 September 21 03:57 BST (UK)
"Not Happy Jan" with the new search

This just occurred for me
all ticked Exact.
Searching Sarah Day, father George.
I'm getting "Something Went Wrong
Unfortunately, something went wrong, and we are unable to display the search results. Try refreshing the page, or come back later."

Adding Location Middlesex, I get 11 results

Mick
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Gen List Lass on Thursday 30 September 21 10:11 BST (UK)
Re. the latest FamilySearch interface. As I wear varifocals I now have to continually move my head from side to side, to focus on each entry after a search. No more running my eye down the results list to see a possible match. Must be even worse if you have a very large computer screen. I might have to get the optician to make me some "computer gogs"

Every major change that FS make seems to make it more difficult to do a simple search. The last was when they changed baptisms and you get all those "father of the child" entries instead of every child, which produces too many duplicates. Ditto with the marriages, you get "father of the bride" entries all the time! Have you found this makes your searches easier?

Gen in Northumberland, England
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Thursday 30 September 21 23:15 BST (UK)
Re. the latest FamilySearch interface. As I wear varifocals I now have to continually move my head from side to side, to focus on each entry after a search. No more running my eye down the results list to see a possible match. Must be even worse if you have a very large computer screen. I might have to get the optician to make me some "computer gogs"

Every major change that FS make seems to make it more difficult to do a simple search. The last was when they changed baptisms and you get all those "father of the child" entries instead of every child, which produces too many duplicates. Ditto with the marriages, you get "father of the bride" entries all the time! Have you found this makes your searches easier?

Gen in Northumberland, England

Hard luck re the varifocals - I used to have to crane my neck trying to read prices on some shelves at the supermarket when I had that type of lens.

Due to seeing a few posts praising familysearch over a period of time, I thought I must be the only one getting the same mixed GENERAL results as you, when I made a SPECIFIC request.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: carol80 on Friday 01 October 21 01:17 BST (UK)
I have just tried to download some marriage certificates on FamilySearch that I printed off in 2015. They are now becoming unreadable. To do this I now need to go to FindmyPast.
FamilySearch says Image not available. Then a few say the image can be found at FindmyPast and goes to a log-in page.
Not Happy
Carol
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Friday 01 October 21 02:34 BST (UK)
Well you should be "not happy" with FindMyPast which charges money for what FamilySearch gave you for free.  And you should be "not happy" with yourself for having failed to save the downloaded images on your hard drive when you had the chance.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: carol80 on Friday 01 October 21 04:29 BST (UK)
At the time I did not have a computer to download them too. Filed them away and forgot about them.
Never thought FamilySearch would make them unavailable.
Carol
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Tickettyboo on Saturday 02 October 21 12:25 BST (UK)
It seems fairly straight forward to me. Just a slight change  :)

Add - the more I use it, the more I like it.

I am particularly pleased by the facility to download the results to excel format :-)

We don't always take kindly to change though, I can remember the similar complaints when the last version came out. 
A bit of time to get used to it, poke round till we get the hang of the changes and it will continue to be the wonderful (FREE) resource without which I'd still be struggling.

Boo
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Kloumann on Monday 04 October 21 12:58 BST (UK)
Really struggling with the new format. Almost worth taking out a subscription elsewhere.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Monday 04 October 21 13:39 BST (UK)
"I can remember the similar complaints when the last version came out."

For me, they made two really annoying changes at that time.  They eliminated the asterisks that had previously been used to indicate new or updated data sets and they broke the list of US databases up into about ten pages instead of a single very long page.  That meant it was no longer possible to run straight down the whole list and quickly see what was new.

I see that there are now 1588 US collections.  That means that three have been added since the last time I checked and an unknown number have been updated.  To find them, I'll have to go page by page laboriously looking for "Sep 2021."  Annoying.  I wrote to them and complained about it but they never responded.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Tickettyboo on Monday 04 October 21 13:45 BST (UK)
Errmm, why not just click on the column heading that says 'Last updated' ??

That will sort them by date updated, may take a couple of clicks as the first may sort in ascending order, but click again and it will be in descending order.


Boo
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Pennines on Monday 04 October 21 13:57 BST (UK)
I appreciate that Family Search is a free resource - and HUGE. I have used it since IGI days!

In addition I have taken an online course 'So You think you know Family Search' -- on two separate occasions over the years, because the site kept changing. What a waste of time that was.
I haven't got to grips with this latest change at all.

Yes -- I am 'Grumpy' about it!
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: rosie17 on Monday 04 October 21 14:13 BST (UK)
Really struggling with the new format. Almost worth taking out a subscription elsewhere.

Same here Klouman can't get used to new changes  ;D

Rosie
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Monday 04 October 21 16:27 BST (UK)
"the column heading that says 'Last updated'"

Yes, of course, that was the first thing I tried but, because of the way I have it organized, it takes me longer to update my to-do list that way.  The list is now impossibly long anyway so I probably just give it up.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: MonicaL on Monday 04 October 21 19:06 BST (UK)
Really struggling with the new format. Almost worth taking out a subscription elsewhere.

Same here Klouman can't get used to new changes  ;D

Rosie

Not getting the hang of this either  :P  ::)

Monica
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: rosie17 on Tuesday 05 October 21 07:25 BST (UK)
Really struggling with the new format. Almost worth taking out a subscription elsewhere.

Same here Klouman can't get used to new changes  ;D

Rosie

Not getting the hang of this either  :P  ::)

Monica

Don't like changes Monica  >:(

Rosie
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: coombs on Tuesday 05 October 21 14:02 BST (UK)
It may be an acquired taste but I am still struggling with the new format.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: bikermickau on Wednesday 06 October 21 07:01 BST (UK)
I am still struggling with the new format. Not been using it much over the past few days other than mainly adding Scotland relatives I'm finding due to help from Rootschatters. No problems doing that.

I have sent messages to Familysearch expressing my opinion on the update.

Mick

ps Did Ancestry have a update also in the past couple days?
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: rayard on Wednesday 06 October 21 15:25 BST (UK)
I am grateful for their free website but I'm struggling too! It seemed much simpler years ago the results seemed more specific. Even when I put Birmingham England I still get Alabama!!
rayard.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Wednesday 06 October 21 18:27 BST (UK)
I am grateful for their free website but I'm struggling too! It seemed much simpler years ago the results seemed more specific. Even when I put Birmingham England I still get Alabama!!
rayard.

My search request was for Cardiff, Wales but I got American results !!!
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 06 October 21 18:39 BST (UK)
"I got American results"

Go to the ENGLISH records.  Search there.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Tickettyboo on Wednesday 06 October 21 18:55 BST (UK)
"I got American results"

Go to the ENGLISH records.  Search there.

Rena was searching for Cardiff, not sure if English records would help :-)

Boo

Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: jonw65 on Wednesday 06 October 21 19:12 BST (UK)
William had the answer?
It might depend on the method you use for searching. I have always used the world map to narrow down the area and data set I am interested in. By clicking on browse places I can still do that very easily.

Searching in Wales, much like the old search!
https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/wales

Here is England
https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 06 October 21 19:15 BST (UK)
England and Wales are lumped together in most cases.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Pennines on Wednesday 06 October 21 19:25 BST (UK)
It's easier if you select your country before inputting your ancestor's information I have found.

My method at the moment (and no doubt someone has a better suggestion) is;

1. Click 'Search' on the ribbon menu along the top of the screen.

2. Select 'Records' from the drop down menu which appears.

3. Tab down the page and on the left hand side under 'Search by Place' - input the Country.

4. Then instead of entering the details of you ancestor in the search box - tab down again and you will see an option 'Browse by Collection' - only the top few collections are shown - so click 'Show all' underneath these top ones and you can choose whatever collection you want to search - eg England Baptisms or whatever.

I am not saying this is the correct way - I am struggling with the new site - but that seems to work better for me at the moment than what I was doing at first - which was driving me nuts!
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Wednesday 06 October 21 19:32 BST (UK)
Or, on the main search page, click on "Browse All Collections."  From the left hand column, select the region and then the country you want.  [If it's the United States, you can then select a specific state].  All of the available record collections for the selected country or state will be listed.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Wednesday 06 October 21 22:32 BST (UK)
Thanks for your inputs.  I should have said that aswell as USA results after specifying my preferred country, the search results included a few Welsh results but not the given name I searched for

Contrary to the opinions of some people, I can read and understand instructions and I do know where the "collection" tab is situated.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Jomot on Thursday 07 October 21 02:39 BST (UK)
I'm starting to get the hang of the new search, but it's far less user-friendly in my opinion. 

I often use familysearch to look for 'vanished' people, where I have no idea what country they might be in, so the Collections method isn't really an option for those.   

Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Neale1961 on Thursday 07 October 21 02:50 BST (UK)
... but it's far less user-friendly in my opinion. 
I agree, especially if you are on a small screen such as an ipad. Laptop is a little easier. The whole search process is much slower and less efficient in my opinion.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Pennines on Thursday 07 October 21 08:48 BST (UK)
Thanks for your inputs.  I should have said that aswell as USA results after specifying my preferred country, the search results included a few Welsh results but not the given name I searched for

Contrary to the opinions of some people, I can read and understand instructions and I do know where the "collection" tab is situated.

Oh Rena - my message was a general one, I wasn't suggesting anyone couldn't read instructions and I am SO sorry if it came over that way.

I had more or less given up on understanding the new format. (Still have really).
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Raybistre on Friday 15 October 21 20:03 BST (UK)
Personally I think its awful!
The old system wasn't perfect but is that a reason to change it for the worse?
I have let familysearch know what I think of the new system.
I suggest that if you find it more difficult that you do likewise.
Ray
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Ayashi on Friday 15 October 21 20:21 BST (UK)
There are times when I've complained about changes to FH sites, but this is the first time I've Complained. I'm finding it just so unpleasant to use now.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Deirdre784 on Friday 15 October 21 22:14 BST (UK)
I know you asked Erato, but .....

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-7JF

(sorry, Erato)

Thanks Gadget.

I have that 1841 census, which shows parents Patrick and Mary.   There were three Daniels born in Cardiff during 1839.  I already have the birth record which has illegible writing for the mother's surname. The mother's surname doesn't match any Irish records for a marriage to Patrick or  as a mother to the two older children born in Ireland.

Once again, thankyou, I appreciate your thoughts.

Hi Rena, if you have the birth certificate, what does the GRO website offer for his motherís maiden name? Have you looked for a baptism? Were they Catholics?

I have quite a few Irish Catholic ancestors who came to Cardiff (and know of many others) where the parents baptised the children, but didnít register the births, at least in those early days of registration. I am also in the same position with not found marriages in Ireland, and thatís knowing the maiden names of the mothers from the childrenís baptisms (the RC baptisms i have, not only in Cardiff, give the motherís maiden name, huge help).
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Rena on Saturday 16 October 21 11:47 BST (UK)
I know you asked Erato, but .....

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7W4-7JF

(sorry, Erato)

Thanks Gadget.

I have that 1841 census, which shows parents Patrick and Mary.   There were three Daniels born in Cardiff during 1839.  I already have the birth record which has illegible writing for the mother's surname. The mother's surname doesn't match any Irish records for a marriage to Patrick or  as a mother to the two older children born in Ireland.

Once again, thankyou, I appreciate your thoughts.

Hi Rena, if you have the birth certificate, what does the GRO website offer for his motherís maiden name? Have you looked for a baptism? Were they Catholics?

I have quite a few Irish Catholic ancestors who came to Cardiff (and know of many others) where the parents baptised the children, but didnít register the births, at least in those early days of registration. I am also in the same position with not found marriages in Ireland, and thatís knowing the maiden names of the mothers from the childrenís baptisms (the RC baptisms i have, not only in Cardiff, give the motherís maiden name, huge help).

Hi Deirdre784
Everything seems to have been working against me finding my OH's Irish ancestry. My late brother-in-law had the family bible and he gave me all the names and dates over the telephone.  I wish I'd asked him to make a copy of the pages and send them to me. At that time, I was new to researching & phoned the Cardiff office to ask how much the cost would be to send me a copy of the birth cert.of the first baby (Daniel M)  to be born outside of Ireland  I was told the 1841 address was the area where poor Irish Catholics lived and was cheerfully told that it would be better for me to obtain the copy from my local office.  As luck would have it, the Preston record office was closed for six months .   I turned my attention to other branches and the notes of that branch went into a trunk I used for loose papers.  When I eventually turned my attention back to that branch I found the notes had moved down to the bottom of the trunk and the paper was blank, probably due to continuous movement of the files above it.

Moving on - I had trouble finding the freebmd Welsh marriage of Daniel M to Maria Thomas until I realised there was an error with the transcription .  When the marriage cert arrived it had the same groom parental names as the 1841 census.   Daniel died in Newcastle and his given name had been changed to Dennis.  Dennis also being the name of my brother-in-law.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Deirdre784 on Saturday 16 October 21 11:53 BST (UK)
Hi Rena, so you havenít got the actual birth certificate? What was the address they were living at in 1841, Iím guessing somewhere in Cardiff St Maryís, Mary Ann or Stanley St or close by, so likely to be in St Davidís RC parish (as were mine). 
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: coombs on Saturday 16 October 21 19:55 BST (UK)
It is ain't broke, don't fix it. The new layout is awful and not an acquired taste as I hoped it would be.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 16 October 21 19:59 BST (UK)
Just to bring this back to the reason for my original post.  Since the changes to FS I have not found a single thing so have stopped using it for searches.  I am hoping that FS will be inundated with complaints & will take them onboard  ::)

Example

My father - Thomas Carlin - was b Liverpool 1904.  I input those details & specify birth - nothing else

I get 13,410 results which include irrelevant entries in other counties plus marriage, death, emigration etc etc - none of which I have asked for nor want

So - is it FS or is it me??  Answers on a postcard please😀


Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Saturday 16 October 21 20:25 BST (UK)
I got him on the first shot and I didn't even include Liverpool in the search terms.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01r00/
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: mckha489 on Saturday 16 October 21 20:34 BST (UK)
I couldnít get him  until I went in via ď England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975Ē

Using the browse collections button to find that.

You would think that if you used the main box and put in Liverpool you would get it, or at least a smaller selection,


Yet, if I try and find my grandparents (1897 & 1901) I can get them from the main search window immediately.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 16 October 21 20:35 BST (UK)
Hi Erato

When I specify Lancashire as the birthplace &  select birth only - why does it throw up all other events in other counties?

Can you show a step by step of what you did to get that result?  Given the number of adverse comments about the new format perhaps we may all learn something from you to help with searching
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: mckha489 on Saturday 16 October 21 20:40 BST (UK)
I couldnít get him  until I went in via ď England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975Ē

Using the browse collections button to find that.

You would think that if you used the main box and put in Liverpool you would get it, or at least a smaller selection,


Yet, if I try and find my grandparents (1897 & 1901) I can get them from the main search window immediately.


Added, but I canít find them using the England Births and Christenings!!
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Saturday 16 October 21 20:58 BST (UK)
I got him two different ways.

1.  Starting on the main search page, click on "Browse All Collections.  Then, from the left column, select United Kingdom and Ireland and within that category select England.  From the list of collections, select "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975."  Enter Thomas Carlin, birth year 1904.  [I didn't bother to put in Liverpool or Lancashire].  Click on the search button.

2.  On the main search page, enter Thomas Carlin.  Click on "More Options" to narrow the search terms.  Under "Life Event," click on "+ Birth."  Enter Liverpool, Lancashire and 1904 in the birth place and birth year boxes.  Click on the search button.
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Tickettyboo on Saturday 16 October 21 21:13 BST (UK)
Hi Erato

When I specify Lancashire as the birthplace &  select birth only - why does it throw up all other events in other counties?

Can you show a step by step of what you did to get that result?  Given the number of adverse comments about the new format perhaps we may all learn something from you to help with searching

There will possibly be lots of different ways but this is how I got a possible result:

Family Search:
 Records:
takes you to:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/
Choose:MORE OPTIONS

FIRST NAME : Thomas
LAST NAME : Carlin

BIRTH:
Year Range 1904 - 1904

LOCATION:
COUNTRY: England
STATE OR PROVINCE: Lancashire

TYPE:
Birth Baptism and Christening

Click Search
and you get:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?f.recordType=0&q.birthLikeDate.from=1904&q.birthLikeDate.to=1904&q.givenName=thomas&q.recordCountry=England&q.recordSubcountry=England%2CLancashire&q.surname=carlin

May seem a bit long winded, but not much different from the scrolling up and down to limit the search on the earlier site? Its basically the same but they've put the filters all on the same screen rather than scrolling  up and down (which the world and his dog moaned about when that version came out).

It's different, it's taking a bit of getting used to, but its still the same info and the same price of free.

From my point of view to get this info for free its worth firkling round to see how it works. That is just my personal opinion though and I realise that others may not share that.

Boo
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 16 October 21 21:37 BST (UK)
Using the instruction in step 1 of Eratos reply gets this result - a 1925 christening when I specified Thomas Carlin birthyear 1904.  I did it 3 times on both my iPad & my desk top to ensure I had followed the instructions correctly and it only produced 1 result in each attempt

Name   Thomas Carlin
Sex   M
Thomas Carlin's Spouses and Children
Catherina Carlin
Wife
F
Gwendilina Traynor Carlin
Daughter
F
Name   Gwendilina Traynor Carlin
Sex   Female
Christening Date   3 May 1925
Christening Place   Northwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Christening Place (Original)   St. Wilfred's, Northwich, Cheshire, England
Father's Name   Thomas Carlin
Father's Sex   Male
Mother's Name   Catherina Carlin
Mother's Sex   Female
Note   Mothers former surname Traynor. Born 21 Apr 1925

Following step 2 and selecting Lancashire & "match all terms exactly" 
Following step 2 and selecting Lancashire, Liverpool & "match all terms exactly"

Quote
No Results Found

Sometimes in life, less is more. Try your search again with a little less information. If you get too many results, you can always add more later.

Same result if I don't select "match all terms exactly" 



Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Saturday 16 October 21 22:09 BST (UK)
Steps one and two:

Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Saturday 16 October 21 22:11 BST (UK)
Steps three and four:
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 16 October 21 22:42 BST (UK)
Now I get the same result as you.  The only change is - I only put 1904 in the first box and left the other blank.

I knew his full birthyear so originally completed the "to" box with the same birthyear.  What about cases where you don't have a precise birthyear?

I tried exactly the same for my mother Elizabeth Wright b 1909 but put Lancashire in the birthplace box because of the commonality of her surname.  I got 90  "matches" which included Surrey/Norfolk/Hampshire etc etc. 

My sister b 1929 comes up with a "no results" no matter how I input her birthyear or birthplace

I selected a census search for both my parents who are on the 1911 census - no results found
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Erato on Saturday 16 October 21 23:13 BST (UK)
Is her name Edith Elizabeth Wright?
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Saturday 16 October 21 23:29 BST (UK)
No - just Elizabeth - no middle name.  Born 11.3.1909

WRIGHT, ELIZABETH   mmn     DOUGHTY     
GRO Reference: 1909  J Quarter in WEST DERBY  Volume 08B  Page 460
 
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Sunday 17 October 21 14:07 BST (UK)
I suspect selecting the 1538-1975 option is the problem.  I ran both parents birth search via the 1837-2005 option - no problem
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: Girl Guide on Friday 22 October 21 17:33 BST (UK)
I dropped a complaint about the new format on Family Search and received a reply today.  I was provided with a link giving me their reasons for the change.

Underneath that was a long list of complaints from other users.

https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/103621/familysearch-employee-responding-to-search-page-feedback/p1
Title: Re: Changes to Family Search website
Post by: CaroleW on Friday 22 October 21 19:04 BST (UK)
Nice to know that others have been so verbal in their opinions. 

For practice purposes I have tried many searches using data I know for a fact was on FS pre changes.  Can I find it now - some of it - but it's a lot more time consuming & definitely more frustrating.