Familysearch Problems

I see in various blogs and magazine articles that many people are finding the new familysearch website a challenge. I must say that I don’t find it as user friendly as the old site and I like to think I am reasonable computer & website savvy.

clip_image002This is so unlike the LDS who have always seemed to me to be top players in the online genealogy field. Don’t get me wrong I am very grateful to them for allowing the public access to their resources at no charge.

One of the main problems is that not all of the data has been brought across from the old site, I am not talking about the member submitted entries, but the extracted material. Like Sue Paul who wrote a letter to Your Family History magazine recently I have found that quite a few Bedfordshire parishes are missing. Also I use the batch number facility often to search a complete parish, but this seems to be almost impossible on the new website.

The good news is that the old site is still available and hopefully it won’t disappear into the ether before all the teething troubles of the new site have been solved. My solution to this problem, which I am sure is temporary, is to search both sites.

So here are links to

The Old Familysearch


The New Familysearch

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