Author Topic: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two  (Read 21734 times)

Offline KGarrad

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Re: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two
« Reply #108 on: Sunday 16 March 14 14:57 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if they have ever done a survey about the average age of their customer?  If they are aiming at the younger market, they may be wrong.

Judging by the state of the many trees on Ancestry, I suspect they may be right! ;D ;D ::) :-X
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Re: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two
« Reply #109 on: Sunday 16 March 14 17:51 GMT (UK) »
was only a suggestion no need for a stewards enquiry

Sorry raa, I presumed, seemingly incorrectly, that you were asking a question.   

Not wanting to think you were being ignored, I answered with my own thoughts.

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Re: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two
« Reply #110 on: Tuesday 18 March 14 21:29 GMT (UK) »
And just for nostalgia for all those that used to use the old search, here is a glimpse of the old census search without having to scroll up and down and use sliders (arghh!).  It was so much more compact and easier to use.

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Re: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two
« Reply #111 on: Wednesday 19 March 14 10:51 GMT (UK) »
See Mo, that was sensible, wasn't it.

Just ask it a simple question and it came up with the goods, not always but more often than not.


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Re: Ancestry "new search" disaster Part two
« Reply #112 on: Wednesday 19 March 14 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I hate to say it, but I'm getting to like this new search.

I've made contact with a member of my Kendall family, who lives in New Zealand, just because I didn't tick the "UK and Ireland" box.  And I've just found an entry in the 1861 census that I would never have found if I hadn't done the same thing for an "Appleyard" name.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY