Comments on: More on Ancestry.com’s New Search http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search The official blog of Ancestry.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:31:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: john pattissonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-36995 john pattisson Sat, 21 Mar 2009 13:56:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-36995 loking for family of virginia pattisson john pattisson paul pattisson sylvia

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By: Carolhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-16243 Carol Sat, 02 Aug 2008 19:56:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-16243 Why do I keep getting “Error in Processing Image Request”? It is so frustrating when I can’t see the census image,immigration image, or historical newspaper image.I have reported this before..and never received an explanation.

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By: Barbara Galehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15466 Barbara Gale Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:21:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15466 I am not having any luck with the ancestry program. I want to find a program where I can find the names of homesteaders to the land we own in Cherry County, NE. Where can I search for this?

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By: Bonniehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15236 Bonnie Fri, 18 Jul 2008 04:14:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15236 I am a paying customer and a serious genealogist who is absolutely ticked at the mess the “teenagers” now running Ancestry have made of the search page. I am not interested in socializing, I am not interested in your poorly designed search engines suggestions about “this person may match”. It is my considered opinion that you must have fired any the genalogists that worked for you and have hired flakes in their place. These flakes want to give us an “experience”. Serious researchers want to look at hard data and they want to narrow search at their pleasure, not have an experience. not as your search engine dictates. All this new engine with it’s multiple clicks to do anything is good for is creating millions of cases of carpel tunnel syndrome. If there is a lawyer in the house, he wouldn’t have much trouble scaring up a class action suit in a few years. WAIT… I know who is in charge of the new search engine and the survey’s too… YOU GUYS HIRED Microsoft Employees huh? You know, the ones who designed VISTA… land of endless clicks and power trips.

You are obviously trolling for the casual player at this point, the one who wants NOT to read the original documents and cross check them six ways from Sunday to make sure they are right, but instead, wants to trip through clicking and adding “LIKELY” matches to their tree so they can brag that they are connected to 29,000 people, including the crowned heads of Europe. PLUS, your silly computers will grab on to what is being researched and add it into “World Tree” as fact, when it was only part of research. Then people accept it and add it to their tree and all you do is muddy the water for serious researchers. Let people who want to play at genealogy do it somewhere else. OR HERE IS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT WORK… JUST LEAVE BOTH INTERFACES IN PLACE AND LET PEOPLE CHOOSE TO DEFAULT TO ONE OR THE OTHER.
Am I happy? NO.

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By: Ronhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15099 Ron Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:15:49 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-15099 When I sign in at Ancestry dot com I now have some family Tree at the top that is of no interest to me. Some distant cousin sent me to some family information and now this “family tree” is cluttering up my start page. How do I get rid of the damn thing???

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By: Judy Streethttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14890 Judy Street Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:32:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14890 GOOD ONE YOU GUYS: bought FTM & WORLD ANCESTRY cost $353. and I’m screwed because when I downloaded the FTM the next day I got an ERROR SIGNATURE regarding the condition of FTM2008 it has not been fixed and I’m not able to get into my FTM for 5 days. I’ve been on ancestry.ca and ancestry.com for 2 weeks and don’t like the new set-up the new search is crap..can’t even find out info on people from the late 1800′s. I’m real sorry I gave ancestry that amount of money as I know I’m not going to get $353. worth of info out of them…..

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By: Jadehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14712 Jade Thu, 10 Jul 2008 20:12:42 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14712 Bottom Line:

Please please please do not force serious genealogical researchers to use Fuzzy Search.

It is SO ill-suited to what I need to do as a paying subscriber.

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By: Nicolehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14638 Nicole Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:13:37 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14638 I resolved my stress and issues over spending money for access to a database of records in which I could no longer FIND anything quite simply. I canceled my subscription. No more getting frustrated at hundreds of pages of inaccurate results.

When Ancestry has a functioning search engine which returns relevant results which actually display data based on the search criteria I carefully typed in, I’ll be back. If the search engine works, I can put up with the annoying Playskool interface.

But if Kendall’s vision of requiring an uploaded family tree for the search to function comes to fruition, I’ll never be back. Ancestry doesn’t get to charge me for a service to upload data which they will then resell.

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By: ROXANNhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14624 ROXANN Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:17:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14624 please please please give me back the old way…….. can’t find anything. totally upset and mad

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By: Jadehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14599 Jade Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:06:45 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/06/29/more-on-ancestrycoms-new-search/#comment-14599 Mike’s response to “Ancestry Insider” summary of interview with Kendall Hulett is an excellent description of two main types of customers and how we interface with Ancestry.com, here:

http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/2008/07/inside-problems-of-ancestry-new-search.html#comment-7918644304683500209

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