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Ancestry.co.uk – old v. new search

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On Ancestry.co.uk there are two different search interfaces. The one presented to most users is the new version. However, many experienced researchers much prefer to use the old version. In our opinion it is easier use and returns better quality results, it is also more flexible for the experience researcher.

Ancestry are proposing to get rid of the old search as so few users use it. Well no wonder, it is well hidden. Where is the old version, some of you may ask. Go to the Search tab, select Search All Records. On the far right-hand side of the page in small print is a link ‘Go to Old Search’.

It you use the old search and want to stop Ancestry getting rid of it then fill out this Old Search Survey on the Ancestry website.

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