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New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« on: Thursday 16 December 21 17:30 GMT (UK) »
When I logged into Ancestry.ca today I was faced with a very new look. 

Different colours and fonts; new ways of portraying the male/female/photo on a person's record.

Not sure I am keen on all the changes, but like everything else I will get used to it!

What do RootsChat members (those who use it, of course) think of Ancestry's redesign?  I checked the main Ancestry.com site, and it's the same, so I assume .co.uk has followed suit?

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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Canít see anything different on my iPad at .co.uk  :-\
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....

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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Mine is def in a different font and seems clearer in that respect. Haven't noticed much else that's changed,  but I don't publish a tree on there.
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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:16 GMT (UK) »
Canít see anything different on my iPad at .co.uk  :-\

I'm on a PC, but just logged in on the iPad and got the 'new look' prompt there as well.  I don't have an account on co.uk, so maybe it's still rolling across the pond... LOL

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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:21 GMT (UK) »
It is the trees that have changed most, I will have to visit specsavers if I am to sit and look at it for long. I am glad I don't have a working tree on there
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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:26 GMT (UK) »
This is a clip of one person in my treeÖ..
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....

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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Sorry thatís come in very large!!! Shall i delete it?
CARDIFF:Lord,Griffiths,Barry,Cope,Mahoney ~ PEMBROKESHIRE:Griffiths,Rees,Owen,Thomas ~ ESSEX:Lord,Foreman,Hatch ~ SOMERSET:Lord,Cox,Hockey,Linham,Bryant ~ STAFFORDSHIRE:Cope,Elks,Hackney,Gallimore,Davenport ~ SUFFOLK:Lord,Lockwood,Hatch,Rix,Foreman ~ IRELAND:Barry,Meany,Cummins,Grogan ~
PONTYPRIDD:Leigh,Brooks,Adams,Davies,Thomas ~ KENT:Leigh ~ CHESHIRE:Adams,Tudor,Illidge ~ DENBIGHSHIRE:Edwards,Bolas ~BRECON:Leigh,Thomas,Davies ~SOMERSET:Adams,Keitch,Bridge ~ABERGAVENNY:Minton ~ MERTHYR:.....

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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 December 21 18:28 GMT (UK) »
It seems just cosmetic to me. I first thought that I'd clicked on The Times Online by mistake. No  changes to my trees that would cause problems. Colour scheme and layout much cleaner.

In all, I prefer the new look  :)

Add - just seen your clip, Deidre. Mine is sophisticated shades of greys on white.

From tree~
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Re: New Look for Ancestry - Thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 16 December 21 19:04 GMT (UK) »
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It seems just cosmetic to me. I first thought that I'd clicked on The Times Online by mistake. No changes to my trees that would cause problems. Colour scheme and layout much cleaner.

Yes, Gadget, appears to be completely cosmetic.  At first I wasn't sure about only having two options (light, dark) for my background, but the profiles are definitely clearer.  A little harder to see the little 'leaves' indicating hints, but the dark background is better than the light for me.

Now if they would just fix the messaging and the search features, I'd be very happy.  The search feature consistently defaults to 'All Collections' every time you go to it.  Ah well.  We'll see. :)

Deidre - that's def the 'old look' on your iPad.

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