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Subject: Changes at Ancestry
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:41:55 -0400
Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition made some major format and content changes on July 27th. Two bothersome changes I see are that in both .com and Library Edition the search mode defaults to the "Ranked Search". I (and many of our library patrons) have found the "Ranked Search" to be very cumbersome and confusing, too much irelevant data. Ancestry still allows the ability to do an "Exact Search" but it's found in a small box that is hard to locate. The other big problem I see with the .com version is the World Trees. They have thrown WFTs (which I have never understood) into the mix and have removed some of the user submitted trees. Of those that remain, there is no contact information. That renders the data useless as far as I'm concerned. If there are no sources and no way to contact a submitter, what good it the information? Does anyone on the list have any "inside" information on this?
Genealogy Library Associate
Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Center
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