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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #36 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 :-)

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 06 October 21 19:15 BST (UK) »
England and Wales are lumped together in most cases.
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


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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #39 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!
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Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #40 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.
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

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #41 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.
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy: MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell: Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar; Ross: Urray:Mackenzie:  Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell: Perthshire: Brown Ferguson: Wales: McCarthy, Thomas: England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Well(es). Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells;Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #42 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.   

MORGAN: Glamorgan, Durham, Ohio. DAVIS/DAVIES/DAVID: Glamorgan, Ohio.  GIBSON: Leicestershire, Durham. North Yorkshire.  JACKSON: East Yorks, North Yorks, Durham. TAYLOR: North Yorks. BOURDAS: North Yorks. JEFFREYS: Worcestershire & Northumberland. CHEESMOND: Durham/Northumberland. WINTER: Durham/Northumberland. SNOWBALL: Durham.

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #43 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.
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #44 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).
Places of interest;
Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.