Hello Everyone! I wrote a couple blog posts about the updated pages in New Search a few months ago.
I thought it might be worth discussing a few more of the features in greater detail.
When you are logged in, we remember and display the last 4 searches you did. To find them, look beneath the search form for Recent Searches. You may have to do a few searches before you see recent ones. When you click the names, we will redo the same search that you did in the past. If you are trying to recreate a search that you did beyond your last four searches, click “See More” on the right side of this section.
On the Recent Searches homepage, you can see your last 100 searches. They are organized chronologically by date. You can see when you did the search, what information you provided, and in which category you were searching. Clicking on a name will redo the search. Clicking the trash can will delete the search.
Recently Viewed Collections
Sometimes, you are focused on just a few data collections for a person or family group. You may do a lot of reasearch in just those collections. Recently Viewed Collections is designed to help you quickly get back to those data collections by placing them on the top right side of the search homepage. We display the names of the last three data collection homepages you visited.
Similar to Recent Searches, you can also see a longer list of the data collection homepages that you have visited. Click “See More” to go to a longer list of data collections. You can see the name of the data collection, the category, and the date you last viewed the collection homepage. Click on a data collection name to go directly to that collection home page. You can also delete any titles that you don’t want keep in your list of recently viewed collections.
Just a few tips to help you return to your research quickly after you’ve stepped away. I hope you give them a try.