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by KathrynGZ
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Can't see search results from full detail screen

In Record Search, when I click on an item in search results to see full details, the search results remain visible in a narrow panel on the left side of the screen, and the detail is shown in a wider panel on the right. As I click on different records in the left panel, the appropriate detail is sho...
by KathrynGZ
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Missing mouseovers on search results

In Record Search, you could mouse over any item in a list of search results and get more detail immediately to determine if the record was relevant. However, on the new beta site, that functionality has been removed. Instead, there's a little arrow on the far right side of the screen that you click ...
by KathrynGZ
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Missing mouseoversl on search results

In Record Search, you could mouse over any item in a list of search results and get more detail immediately to determine if the record was relevant. However, on the new beta site, that functionality has been removed. Instead, there's a little arrow on the far right side of the screen that you click ...
by KathrynGZ
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Filtering has lost visibility and functionality

It would be hard to overstate the importance of filtering when doing searches. This is an area where Record Search shined, and I'm puzzled as to why filtering on the beta site is so much less robust. For example: 1. In beta, filtering options are almost always off the screen, whereas in Record Searc...
by KathrynGZ
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Lower priority results are shown first

This seems to happen frequently. Several examples: 1. Using Advanced Search, I typed the follwoing: First & Middle Name(s): h c Last Name: evans Residence Location: Montgomery, Alabama The first three results were for C H Evans rather than H C evans. After these first three non-matches, several H C ...
by KathrynGZ
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Feedback

Although I'm sure there are people here on the LDSTech forums who appreciate your posts, I would doubt that anyone from the FamilySearch team dependably monitors these forums. If you want to be sure that the FamilySearch team actually sees your posts, I would recommend that you use the Feedback mec...
by KathrynGZ
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Advanced Search awkward with too much scrolling, can't see all search fields at once

I have a fairly large (19") monitor set at 1280 x 1024. Even so, when using Advance Search (which I almost always need), I have to scroll down to complete the form. Two usability issues here: ⋅ It probably doubles or triples the time required to fill out the form as I have to take the time...
by KathrynGZ
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Products
Topic: Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience
Replies: 8
Views: 6106

Searching Historical Records on beta.familysearch.org -- One user's experience

First, the new page is absolutely beautiful! Someone put a lot of care into the design. Second, as I've tried to use the new page for real-world research, I've come across some usability issues, particularly compared to Record Search. I know it's time to move on and let Record Search be retired :) B...
by KathrynGZ
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: LDSTech Developers Conference: What Time of Year?
Replies: 10
Views: 4972

Coming from Memphis, I found it helpful to have the tech conference scheduled near general conference. I was able to make one trip and attend them both. I would be fine with either April or October general conference, though it would make sense to wait until April since our last one was in April. Ka...
by KathrynGZ
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: FamilySearch Family Tree Application
Topic: Finding Ancestors Who Need Ordinances
Replies: 11
Views: 10325

I've been pondering this issue further. I can imagine that someone reading my post above might say, "Yes, yes, I realize there's a spiritual side. But I just want to identify those who need their work done!" But my point is exactly that there ISN'T an "easy button" for identifying people who need th...

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