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Finding if member connect items are in my tree

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
When I log on to Ancestry.com, the main part of my home page is "Recent Member Connect Activity". There I can see if someone else has found documents that relate to people in my tree. I open the document, and often can't remember if I have that one or not. But, there is a handy list on the right side of the page that shows other trees this document is attached to.

But, it only shows me the first 15 or so. If there are more than 15 trees this document exists in, at the bottom there is a note "and 100 more" or how many more there are. So, if my tree isn't in the top 15, I have to go to my tree, prowl through all the documents for at person and related persons to see if I have that document! Very unhandy.

A VERY simple fix would be for the system to search that list for my trees, and if it found one of my trees to list it at the top of the list! A simple search through the result set, and if it was already in my tree it would always show me that!

Re: Finding if member connect items are in my tree

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you talking about photos or documents? If it's a document, it should show at the top of the index page (the one from which you attach to your tree) to whom you have attached it.

If it's a photo, I can see that you're correct but I don't know of any way to view more than 15 or so names, or otherwise search for a link to where you have it attached (other than do a search for the subject's name in the list of person in your tree). I agree it's odd that you can see only 15 or so - and it's also odd how they are sorted (they don't seem to be alpha, or by date, or anything other pattern I can see).

Re: Finding if member connect items are in my tree

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
In either case, I have to go to my tree, find this document (and when there are 20 or more documents with titles like "John Jones residency" or "John Jones land", you still have to open each one and see if you have this one.

A simple sorting of the list to put the trees of the user making the request at the top of the list makes it a 2-second deal, never leaving the main page.
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