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Good Job!!

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Some good, more bad

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 10:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
The main bad thing about the new format is that it takes an extra click to get to the information boxes to edit them.

Since Ancestry.com extracts and what's in the 'attach to' form customarily leave out dates for most military records (that are in the actual documents, such as dates of draft registrations and date of application for pension), leaves out parts of places in Census enumerations (not indexed but plainly in the documents) -- and often get the place just wrong, leave out parts of names that are in original records, wrongly transcribe dates and a huge number of other things, it is more often than not necessary to edit the form just for accuracy.

In the Ohio Deaths Index, the Ancestry.com entry in the form for place of death is very often a generic thing like "long term care facility" or "emergency room" rather than the geographic location -- even though city and county of death is usually given in even Ancestry.com's extract, and this data is **never** put in the place of death field. No real use at all.

The new form seems mainly intended to make it harder for users to edit the information put in the attach-to form. Perhaps this is part of the overall program to reduce server loading by eliminating user-helpful items as has been done in the trees in the past year. Boooooo.

If they would take away the overlay that makes it impossible to edit fields, and eliminate the ***extremely annoying*** required extra click on the "edit" link in order to get access to the data fields to correct what's in the form, many would appreciate the actual improvements in what is now attachable.

I hate having been automatically switched to this new version yesterday.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jenmay76 8 Dec 2012 3:08PM GMT 
frostfreedet 8 Dec 2012 5:17PM GMT 
daciodan 8 Dec 2012 5:20PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 8 Dec 2012 5:54PM GMT 
bonedigger176 9 Dec 2012 4:37PM GMT 
Karl Greenwoo... 9 Dec 2012 6:02PM GMT 
bonedigger176 9 Dec 2012 7:19PM GMT 
frostfreedet 10 Dec 2012 1:53AM GMT 
JenHodnett4 10 Dec 2012 6:14PM GMT 
frostfreedet 10 Dec 2012 9:29PM GMT 
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