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Ancestry .com updates search tool

Postby Squigy » 16 Jul 2010, 06:36

From the Ancestry.com blog:

[quote]We listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback. You asked for improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favorite data collections, easier access to recent searches and more browsing options. You can see screenshots of these new and updated features listed below.
Here’s what you will see:
New search homepage
The new search homepage will have updated navigation, maps, and access to both recent searches and recently viewed data collections.


Map on search homepage
You will be able to browse the data collections that are unique to or related to specific places.

Example of a place page
There will be thousands of new place pages for countries, states, territories, provinces and counties. For those of you who use old search, you may recognize that we have updated and improved the place pages you have seen in old search.
You can view the data collections Ancestry has for each location. For many locations you can find links to extra resources and a history of the important events that occurred in that place. Look for the “historyâ€
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Re: Ancestry .com updates search tool

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Jul 2010, 13:20

I personally do not bother with Ancestry.com and prefer the english websites and Footnote for their freebies which an adroit persons can make do. =Peter=
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Re: Ancestry .com updates search tool

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Jul 2010, 13:27

The one thing I really, really, want from ancestry is the ability to re-order the search results. Let me click on column headings to sort by first name, by date, by ship's name, whatever, and I will be very happy.
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Re: Ancestry .com updates search tool

Postby Squigy » 16 Jul 2010, 13:28

PeterTimber wrote:I personally do not bother with <a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3166187-10456885" TARGET="_blank">Ancestry.com</a> and prefer the english websites and Footnote for their freebies which an adroit persons can make do. =Peter=


Ancestry.com has tons of records that can't be found anywhere else on the internet, especially not for free. I don't think it should be someone's only resource tool, but it certainly is a very helpful one. Adroitness has nothing to do with it.
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