Comments on: New Homepage Update The official blog of Ancestry Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:20:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Taylor Whisonant Taylor Whisonant Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:45:17 +0000 I agree with Diane Johnston’s comment. I do not understand why you change, when everything is working great.

Please, give the ones that likes the old search page a choice between the new and old.

Please, go back to the old search machine that you had in 2007,

Taylor Whisonant

By: Robert H Robert H Sun, 07 Sep 2008 17:18:05 +0000 I agree with sdgrange (37) now you have to click on the child,wait for that page to load, look at the date of birth and death then go back to the father or mother of that child, wait for it to load again, and click on a other child to see the year of birth and death waiting for that page to load, if you have 5 or more children that is very time consuming.
Do the group of people that design these pages have a Family Tree that they work on, on Ancestry? Or is it A Ancestry thing to slow down your searching, get frustrated and say “the heck with Ancestry, I do my family tree some were else”
It would be nice to be able to search
for a person in my tree by there middle name, and by year of birth, that will be some thing useful

By: John Allbritten John Allbritten Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:19:56 +0000 There is NOTHING about the new home page that i like.

By: Jim Reid Jim Reid Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:48:22 +0000 The new homepage is okay. But, to truly customize I would like to be able to remove certain sections. For one thing I find it frustrating waiting for all the sections to load every time I go to the page.

By: sdgrange sdgrange Wed, 03 Sep 2008 22:17:22 +0000 Under family members the children’s years for birth and death are missing. Why? It was easier to look at them all at once instead of having to click on each one when researching or comparing dates.

By: gene Lamont gene Lamont Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:21:11 +0000 I would like my Ancester tree to stay the same as when I added it to Anceatery.
I would like to be able to correct the name of the Tree when it comes up incorrect.Example: Some times when I go to Campbell Tree – - It comes up Burney ??
I should be able to make the change at that time.

By: Donna Dallman Donna Dallman Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:56:58 +0000 Well, I agree with all that is said about the search, whether old or new – there are great BIG problems with it.

However = as far as the new home page? = I LOVE IT. Now, I don’t get anybody’s tree but mine – so I don’t have that problem = and I have shoved things around and put on a couple of quick links.

Then I decided that I REALLY LIKE IT!!!!

I’m sorry that I can’t say the same for the old or new search. Neither of them pay any attention to the century or the continent that I asked for!

By: Karen Karen Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:59:50 +0000 With all the discussion about unwanted trees on the homepage, the dysfunctional changes in the way tree are accessed seems to have been overlooked.

I tried to post a tree yesterday to share with someone and I can’t believe how cumbersome it’s become. Navigation from one function to another in the tree area has become so tedious that I could barely stand to finish what I started.

For example, there is no way to do anything multiple times efficiently. Just managing the trees is a big headache. If you want to add comments to your trees to make it easier to keep track of which is which, you have to return to the home page and start over just to change trees. Replacing a tree with a new GEDCOM (which requires the user to first delete the old tree then upload a new GEDCOM) takes about 4 extra screens than it used to. The old page to manage my trees was much more usable than anything in this new design.

Finding additional records for people was such a pain that I gave up trying to do it through the tree — if it doesn’t find a record you know is there, there is no way to specify the database. In the end, I gave up trying to work with the tree; I start from the (old) man search page and juse the Add button to add to someone in my tree.

All in all, it was a such a horrible experience that I hope I never have to do it again. Next time, I’ll find some other way to share information.

By: Millie Lehmann Millie Lehmann Sat, 09 Aug 2008 17:00:42 +0000 How do I get rid of the Holt Family Tree which is automatically posted to the upper left of my homepage? It is no use to me.

By: Kids Printable Crafts Kids Printable Crafts Sat, 09 Aug 2008 14:19:44 +0000 I am not sure why this change was made to your site. The dragging and dropping no longer works in the site. I also had trouble entering information on my family! What’s going on?!?!