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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #18 on: Friday 01 October 21 23:02 BST (UK) »
If you click on the 'Birth' button, you get this. Not sure how this in any way helpful. If you've already selected Norfolk, why are you offered other countries as an option?


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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #19 on: Friday 01 October 21 23:10 BST (UK) »
I appreciate that the old functions are actually still there, but why do they have to be hidden behind multiple clicks away from the opening page? Think I may be taking up macrame as a hobby.

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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #20 on: Friday 01 October 21 23:13 BST (UK) »
I've never heard of Lothingland but, as far as I can tell from Wikipedia, it is not a city, county, state, province or country so it doesn't work as a place.  I can't put "down east" or "northern New England" as a place either; I have to use Maine.
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 #21 on: Friday 01 October 21 23:20 BST (UK) »
In the previous format, you could be very granular with the specified place, down to a parish as place of birth/marriage/death or residence (for census data). The only limitation to this was where FS had a different spelling of the parish name, or included the specific parish under a broader town/city name.

Lothingland is an area in Norfolk (boundary of Suffolk) but the specifics wouldn't have mattered with the old FS format; it would have provided nearby locations (e.g. Lowestoft).

You're quoting US places. Perhaps it was different for the UK.

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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 02 October 21 00:35 BST (UK) »
"Perhaps it was different for the UK."

Maybe so.  It was never possible to search for records in Maine but have it kick in New Hampshire and Vermont, too, just in case, or, at a pinch, New Brunswick.
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 #23 on: Saturday 02 October 21 01:00 BST (UK) »
it would have provided nearby locations (e.g. Lowestoft).

A while back I did a search, using Suffolk, Lothingland and it showed some records for Lowestoft

Ancestry and FindMyPast seem to bring it up for more recent records as an RD in Suffolk.

PS - I've never heard of it before but I only have one person in my tree form Norfolk/Suffolk and he was a husband of a great x3 aunt
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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 02 October 21 06:34 BST (UK) »
I can see how to get the results I prefer by clicking "collection", however it's not in the old one view format I'm used too and I have to use extra steps to get the results I'm after
Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia

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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 02 October 21 13:25 BST (UK) »
I was under the (misguided) impression that a Camera icon meant one could view images.

Having done as recommended and used Gadget's link
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?fcs=region%3AUNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND&ec=region%3AUNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

Super excited to see so many Camera icons ...

that was until I found the following message:

Images Available
To view these images do one of the following:
Access the site at a family history center.
Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library.


So no images  >:(

Now that is just bad form - promise one thing and deliver nothing

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Re: FamilySearch new format
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 02 October 21 14:13 BST (UK) »
There are two different kinds of camera icons.  The plain camera indicates that images are available at FamilySearch; the camera with a border around it indicates that images are available at a "partner site."  At partner sites, you have to pay.  The LDS struck a deal with the partner sites that gives free access to church members.  Frankly, joining the LDS would be too high a price for me to pay, but some might want to consider it.
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