Recent changes in search engine
I find the new search engine changes do a much poorer job of finding "good" matches. In the past I have been able to customize my search with great success. For example, when searching for a particular census year/location, I could type in "Residence location" along with "year" removing birth/death info, and it would take me to that location and year, with good success of finding what I was seeking. Now the names are being deciphered differently and the locations seems to expand way beyond location searching.
For example, G7QK-H54. I want to find 1940 census with wife Ila (Iva, Lila, Ova) who he married in 1939. Searching from his page, to FamilySearch, nothing even close to his name appears, even after removing info and refining search to census 1940. It seems FS is trying to duplicate Ancestry, losing some of the functionality FS used to have making the two platforms complimentary in different ways.
Just some thoughts from a long time fan of FS. Any feedback on how to achieve what I used to have success with would be wonderful! Thanks for all you do