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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #54 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
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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #55 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!!
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #56 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.
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 #57 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


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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #58 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"

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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" 



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Re: Changes to Family Search website
« Reply #59 on: Saturday 16 October 21 22:09 BST (UK) »
Steps one and two:

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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« Reply #60 on: Saturday 16 October 21 22:11 BST (UK) »
Steps three and four:
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 #61 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
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« Reply #62 on: Saturday 16 October 21 23:13 BST (UK) »
Is her name Edith Elizabeth Wright?
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