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Trouble using the RootsWeb Obituary Index

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Trouble using the RootsWeb Obituary Index

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 8:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
For all of those that are having difficulty using the RootsWeb Obituary Index, here are a few tips.

1. When you click through to the RootsWeb site you will have to search for your person again.

2. There may be ads on the search page that are NOT actually for searching database (Fold3, Ancestry). They look like search forms, but will take you off the website. I wish the creators of the Obituary website could make their own search box a lot more prominent, but we have to work with what we have here.

3. When typing in a name in the search form labeled "Keywords" put the name in as Last name, First name. That is the only order supported.

4. At the end of all this you will get the search result, which is a list of names. The person you searched will be in this list somewhere.

5. The website clearly states that they do not have access to the original obituary.

We are presently reviewing this website to see if we should continue to list it on Ancestry or what we can do to make the experience less cumbersome .

Laryn Brown
Websearch Product Manager
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
larynb 28 Nov 2011 3:59PM GMT 
annmclpc 23 Dec 2011 5:27PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 24 Dec 2011 12:10AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 24 Dec 2011 12:39AM GMT 
annmclpc 24 Dec 2011 1:23AM GMT 
larynb 4 Jan 2012 12:31AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 4 Jan 2012 1:30AM GMT 
karenweir52 20 Feb 2012 7:50PM GMT 
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