Agreed. We are working on a fix right now that will at least take them to a search result page instead of dumping people helplessly on the Obit Daily Times' rather sparse search form. This will help with confusion with the Fold3 ads and figuring out the search syntax.
Based on the amount of confusion this database creates, I have been tempted to pull it down completely from Web Search, but I'm going to keep it up another month. I'll add some explanatory text (hopefully people will read it!) to try and help out the confusion. If it still continues to upset people, it's coming down.