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From: "Paul K. Graham" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] Changes at Ancestry
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 17:47:57 -0400
Ancestry World Tree, which is also Rootsweb's WorldConnect, is still there
-- they just moved the link.
Logged in as an individual (I don't know about libraries), click Family
Trees at the top, then look down on the right for Family Tree Resources. You
should see "Search Ancestry World Tree" somewhere in that box.
Based on my searches in the last 24 hours, there has been no change to the
format of World Tree. The submitter's name and e-mail are still there as
they have been. Also, if you are in OneWorldTree and click on Sources, there
is a link to the user-submitted trees on Ancestry World Tree, just as it has
been since the start of OneWorldTree.
Paul K. Graham
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [APG] Changes at Ancestry
I don't see any user submitted trees at all except for the OneWorldTree
which is an additional charge. It seems to me that all of the original
trees have disappeared, along with the ability to contact the submitter.
I'll have to try some of the urls for old trees that I have at home and see
if they are still accessible.
When I tried to use the search feature, I got a popup survey form regarding
the new look. I hope anyone who gets the survey takes the time to answer it
and give them the what-for.
The new look and feel stink.
>Sent: Jul 28, 2006 1:41 PM
>Subject: [APG] Changes at Ancestry
>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?
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