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Ancestry's "improvements" are an oxymoron.

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Ancestry's "improvements" are an oxymoron.

Posted: 6 Aug 2006 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
So I'm searching on my ggggg-grandfather's name. I enter a year of birth of 1780 and a year of death of 1827.

What do I get back? Results for people who were born in the 1900s; even some as late as the 1970s.

Oh, and phone records. I get lots of them, too. But I'm fairly sure that my ggggg-grandfather's phone number was unlisted back in 1827, so those results are pretty much worthless to me. :)

This only started happening after the "improvements."

And the deletion of the "People I'm Looking For" is almost a show-stopper in itself. I don't want to put anyone in a tree unless I can document a relationship. I used to save documents in "People I'm Looking For" in order to do just that - document relationships. But now I can't save those documents anymore until I put someone in a tree. Catch-22. I'm not willing to compromise my research to that extent, and even if I was, the new tree interface is extremely inconvenient, requiring a page reload with every "life event." Very poor interface design.

The way I see it, when I renewed my annual subscription back in February, I paid for a service that was to last one year. Now, six months later, that service has suddenly deteriorated to the extent that it's virtually unusable.

I'm just not getting a warm fuzzy happy-customer feeling here.







SubjectAuthorDate Posted
GenieAulogy 6 Aug 2006 9:07PM GMT 
SBbentMcK 7 Aug 2006 2:12AM GMT 
Finnegan 7 Aug 2006 2:32AM GMT 
SBbentMcK 8 Aug 2006 1:33AM GMT 
joe_begernski 7 Aug 2006 3:48PM GMT 
skdulcich 8 Aug 2006 5:49PM GMT 
jmyoung365 9 Aug 2006 3:42AM GMT 
skdulcich 9 Aug 2006 5:35AM GMT 
Sarah 9 Aug 2006 3:21PM GMT 
giannini 11 Aug 2006 5:09AM GMT 
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