Comments on: Improved Data Collection Search Pages The official blog of Ancestry Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:03:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Baker Baker Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:08:03 +0000 CORRECTION to my earlier post, would have deleted it but you’ve not given me an option to delete…that i can see anyway.

i got the search screens confused because the OLD Search screens popped up on me today and i’m not familiar with those.

the New Search screens are what i’m familiar with and they work fine.

By: Baker Baker Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:57:50 +0000 the new search features don’t function as efficiently as the previous version. the change is not an improvement. and the cosmetic changes are confusing.

why do i have to keep changing the country to USA? the search screen used to remember what i was doing.

i have a lot more complaints but too many to list here, will just struggle thru like everyone else seems to be doing.

By: BEE BEE Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:44:45 +0000 Wishing everyone a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

By: Nancy Ann Norman Nancy Ann Norman Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:14:54 +0000 PLEASE RETURN THE SEARCH BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS. I CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING!!!!!!!

By: Tina Burton Tina Burton Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:47:05 +0000 what happened to showing what records you have already attached to a person? They used to be be marked, now they are not?

By: Patty T. Patty T. Tue, 29 Dec 2009 07:51:17 +0000 Hello? Are you all even listening to what we are saying? I have been a member of Ancestry for several years. Give me what I am paying for…something I can use…currently this site is a waste of my time and money!!!!

By: Ron Lankshear Ron Lankshear Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:19:04 +0000 I just tried using the new Browse census by window on the right – which is announced in this blog post.
I found it very unstable.

I was in 1841 England census.
Previously we had open menus on the page which worked perfectly well.

Now there are these pull down menus.
I opened Middlesex (ie London) and in District picked ones I was interested in. Then clicked the View description.

Was not one I wanted so came clicked browse back to return to list and it was wrong.
I had a different list of something area I had looked at previously clicking the district got me nowhere.

Only way to restore was a Page Refresh.

So next time I used browser select to open images in a new tab.

This was in Old search using firefox browser

Please stop playing with pull down menus and restore the full list by page. Much easier to follow

By: BEE BEE Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:33:22 +0000 Just want to keep alive the request to PLEASE keep “Old Search” – I still try to use “New Search” now and then, but looking at it gives me a headache! As do so many of the “hints” that pop up. Most are “family trees” filled with unsourced information and glaring errors – some of which could be corrected if people would only look at the document they’ve attached to a person, instead of just adding it because the person has the same name as their ancestor!
An occasional “historical record” pops up for which I am most grateful, although for a while, things were really crazy, with documents popping up that had the names of other family members, as well as wrong names entirely, so hopefully it was just a “glitch” that has been corrected.
I check “Recent Additions” daily, and while I too wish there were more U.S. records, I hope to some day see records from Poland, but that probably won’t happen in my life time!
A Very Happy, Healthy New Year to all!

By: Patty T. Patty T. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:31:04 +0000 What the heck happened to Before you all started making all these changes I could do a search and find most anyone I was looking for…even if the name was misspelled. I could type in my search criteria and narrow the search by state, county, first name, last name, etc. I could pull up all the Elizabeths living in a certain county and find the one I was looking for even though the last name had been mispelled. With this new search fiasco I can’t find ANYTHING. Ancestry was an invaluable tool in my genealogy research…now it is a pain in you know what. PLEASE put back the old search criteria options…I don’t need 7000 items found on a search when none of them are for the place or person I am looking for. Furthermore, what good is the convenience of computer indexing if you have to look thru 1000′s of names…I might as well spend my time looking at microfilm and such at least that way I can get in the right state. Even the changes you all just made still didn’t get me to the right place or name. I searched for a gilliam and got a rice…what’s up with that?

By: Shirley Scott Shirley Scott Sun, 27 Dec 2009 23:13:25 +0000 In th e Michigan Death index there has been a misstake made
The death dates are before the birth of the person. Please make correction. Thank you.
No This is my first Time sending. . I am sorry, if you are receiving more than one complaint that should let you know that your site is being used and your concern would be to correct what ever the problem is.