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Re: Genealogy.Com versus Ancestry.Com

Posted: 8 Mar 2010 11:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree with your comments on the apparent lack of rhyme or reason concerning how Ancestry's search engine determines degree of relevance. It's frustrating to have to wade through 20 pages of results, rather than giving up after 150 items or so, simply because you know there's a good chance that the item you would consider most relevant is thought by Ancestry to be less significant and, thus, is way down the list. I often use my brower's "Find on this Page" feature against the results, but Ancestry's limit of 50 items at a time slows even that down.
It would be great if they could show us their engine's decision chart. It's a case of the old "I can play the game if I know the rules" thing. Even better would be the capability for the user to then rearrange the rules in order to produce results that make more sense to him or her.
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billlinda155 17 Dec 2009 11:29AM GMT 
alaskanprince... 12 Jan 2010 10:38AM GMT 
DavidWilliams... 8 Mar 2010 6:06PM GMT 
alaskanprince... 10 Mar 2010 5:29AM GMT 
gloriam71401 11 Mar 2010 3:02AM GMT 
gloriam71401 11 Mar 2010 3:11AM GMT 
howdypez 1 Sep 2010 4:04PM GMT 
rlcadtn 24 Mar 2011 4:51PM GMT 
ireland8548 17 May 2011 11:58PM GMT 
rlcadtn 18 May 2011 11:36AM GMT 
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