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Offline CaroleW

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Changes to Family Search website
« 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 Im not impressed would be an understatement

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 10:45 BST (UK) »
Ditto - it's nowhere near as easy as it was.   :'( :'(
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 September 21 10:47 BST (UK) »
Im not impressed either. There have been a few curses said today. >:(
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #6 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.
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #8 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.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis