We have been working on a few enhancements for the image page to make it easier for you to read what is on the page, and then to add your own knowledge about your ancestors to our indexes.
Here’s a preview (click the image to see a larger version):
First, we’ve added some tools to help you find what you are looking for on an image:
While all of these panels will help you understand the image, you can also collapse them with one quick click of the mouse to see the full image.
Second, we’ve enhanced our member editing capabilities.
You’ll be able to update not only given names and surnames, but also birth year and various locations associated with a record. Nobody knows your genealogy as well as you do, and leaving these nuggets of information behind for us to incorporate into our indexes will help others who are looking for your ancestors as well.
You’ll also be able to update information from the image page as well as the record page.
Sometime in mid to late July we will be launching this new enhanced image page on about 70 of our census data collection including most of the US and UK censuses.
I’ll post more previews as we get closer to launch.
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