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FamilySearch new format
« on: Friday 01 October 21 21:21 BST (UK) »
Has anyone else got the new format for FS record searches? Another example of fixing something that wasn't broken. Absolutely impossible to find anything on it now. Most frustrating.

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« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 October 21 21:31 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 October 21 21:34 BST (UK) »
I honestly don't get these complaints.  Nothing has changed for me other than the up front search page which no longer has a picture of Ecuadorian people.  Who searches from that page, anyway?  Skip it.  Go straight to the full list of collections and search from there.  It hasn't changed.
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: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 October 21 21:36 BST (UK) »
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=853642.0
Thanks, Gadget. I did scroll down this forum but completely missed the thread on it. Perhaps a little less angst and a little more attention required.

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 October 21 21:40 BST (UK) »
I honestly don't get these complaints.  Nothing has changed for me other than the up front search page which no longer has a picture of Ecuadorian people.  Who searches from that page, anyway?  Skip it.  Go straight to the full list of collections and search from there.  It hasn't changed.

It absolutely has changed. It is totally different and unworkable. Been using FS since way back in the day, followed their various improvements over time with much appreciation, but this latest incarnation is appalling. The link Gadget has provided has others saying the same. Instead of fiddling around with the format, perhaps they should concentrate on the accuracy of their records (plenty of other threads on this as well).

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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 October 21 21:49 BST (UK) »
I use FamilySearch practically everyday.  Nothing has changed for me.  Do I want to look at Wisconsin?  I go to the Wisconsin records.  US births?  I select US and BMD.  The 1910 census?  I select US, censuses, 1910.  Just as I always have.
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: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 October 21 22:00 BST (UK) »
As Erato has suggested, try this for all:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/

( Add - or with map   https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/list  )

and UK:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?fcs=region%3AUNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND&ec=region%3AUNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

That works if you're used to searching by individial record set rather than by person specific details across records, and it still brings up the results in a completely different format.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 October 21 22:01 BST (UK) »
I use FamilySearch practically everyday.  Nothing has changed for me.  Do I want to look at Wisconsin?  I go to the Wisconsin records.  US births?  I select US and BMD.  The 1910 census?  I select US, censuses, 1910.  Just as I always have.

Trust me, it has changed beyond recognition. If you still have the old format, lucky you. You may have had the attached format for years, but it's new to me.