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Broken: Find Spouse

Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 6:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
The "England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005" was updated on 25-Apr and now the Find Spouse link doesn't work any more.

If you carry out a search, view a record and click Find Spouse, it just takes you to the person that you originally searched for and not their spouse, which is what it used to do.

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 9:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
   
Ooooo, but now Old Exact Search works the way it used to, too, ignoring all the spouses with the same surname as the search term. Thank you to the Ancestry team for making EXACT mean 'exact' again.

I don't mind that the Find Spouse link is broken. It's easy enough to find a spouse's entry — you know his/her surname, the registration district and the quarter/year.


Now, can the same magic wand be waved over the UK 1837-2005 births and the LMA London marriages …

:-)
   

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 28 Apr 2011 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
This issue should now be corrected. It may take a moment for the change to propogate to all servers. If you still see this problem tomorrow (29 Apr), please let us know.

Regards,

-Jim Mosher
Ancestry.com
Search Product Management

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 10:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Jim, it appears to be working again now. Wasn't a major problem as you could work around it, but with common surnames (Smith, Jones etc) it was easier to use the Find Spouse feature. : )

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 3 May 2011 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
They don't seem to have this for the earlier index dates. Is there a reason for that?

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 3 May 2011 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
If, by earlier index dates, you are referring to the "England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915," the spouse name is not provided in the original record. If you are referring to another collection, please clarify.

Regards,

Jim Mosher
Ancestry.com
Search Product Management

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 3 May 2011 6:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just wanted to be clear on that. Appreciate the quick response.

Re: Broken: Find Spouse

Posted: 3 May 2011 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
  
Re: "England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915,"

Spouses names were included on the index from 1912 onwards.
  
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