Posted by on February 23, 2010 in Content, Site Features

We have updated our group pages to be more useful and efficient for new and experienced members. These group pages can help you quickly find individual data collections that share a common characteristic such as census records from a single country.  For example, you can access all the Australian Census records from the AU Census group page.  All of the US, United Kingdom and Canadian censuses are organised similarly.

The forms have not changed. We have only updated the content around the forms. Below is an example of the AU Census group page:

The group pages contain:

  • A search form
  • A list of data collections to the right of the search form
  • Help links
  • Search tips
  • Introduction text to describe the group, explanations of typical data found in the group, and historical context
  • Sample images of famous people or places that are included in the group

These pages give us the capability to group different collections together in a way that makes some topical search strategies easier.  We hope you find the improved formatting and access to these pages helps make your searches more efficient.  We are expecting to make more of these available throughout the year.