It used to be functional and relatively easy to use so very useful. Now not worth wasting time trying to use it
Useless I wouldn't say. But certainly not like the original familysearch website. And you got rid of my ancestral file which took me weeks to put on your computers at your headquarters in London in 1995/6 with the wonderful help of Sister Spencer. I took along hundreds of my GRO bmds. And she would type the information in to the computer.
Also I took all my family christening, marriages, burials, parish registers phot-copies. And Sister Spencer typed the information onto the computer. It took days and weeks to finish.
And a year later my family history appeared on Ancestral File on the internet.
I feel now that all that work was a complete waste of time.
Sister Spencer's time. My time, my journeys up to your headquarters in London.
John Dedman, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London.
Have you tried to get to these records by way of the Genealogies section of FamilySearch?
Go to the page at https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-search-the-pedigree-resource-file-and-other-genealogies if you haven't and you might be pleasantly surprised to find your file is still there.
I agree. This brilliant databse which I have used for decades now no longer produces competent search results. Please FS just restore the old version while the new one is fixed.
I think everything is still there. It is so difficult to find now, though. All the pages are changed. Census from 1841 to 1911. Terrible.
It was all sooo easy once upon a time to use Familysearch. The wonderful 1881 census where you could go from door to next door ....along the the street.
As for Ancestral file. It is still out there. But it has taken me a few years to locate the webpage ahh ahhh ahhhhhh. I eventually came across it a few days ago, found my father, mother, uncles, aunts, etc, etc, etc,
I went to the Church Of Latter Day Saints Headquarters up at Hyde Park Corner London every day with my carrier bags of bmds, parish photo-copies and Sister Spencer would bash away and put all my family research information on my ancestral file. on her computer. that was 1995. Then I found out that my Ancestral File was on the internet. But no more. Anyway, not in the customer friendly form.
The FS search facility still fails to deliver. I am amazed at the slience of FS on the global crircism of the new site. What for decades was the best rescource for genealogy is now reduced to irrelevance. Reminds me of Blackberry phones. What a tradgedy.
I need to delete an entry on the genealogies site. how do i do this?
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Provided, that you yourself, "Uploaded", the GEDCOM File ...
Just quickly ...
▬ TOP Line Menu;
▬ select "Search";
▬ on the 'Drop Down' menu select "Genealogies";
▬ on the page/screen that appears; then, go to the 'Bottom' of that page/screen,
.... to that "Link" at the bottom, "Upload Your Individual Tree", select that; and,
▬ on the next page/screen that appears, on the bottom half, under "My Uploaded Trees".
.... you can find the GEDCOM Files, that you have "Uploaded"; which, if you desire, you can "Delete".
In sequence, with the URLs ...
From the Main "Landing"/"Home" page/screen ...
Select "Search"; on the 'Drop Down' menu select "Genealogies" ...
On the page/screen that appears; then, go to the 'Bottom' of that page/screen, to that "Link" at the bottom, "Upload Your Individual Tree", select that; and,
On the next page/screen that appears, on the bottom half, under "My Uploaded Trees", you can find the GEDCOM Files, that you have "Uploaded"; which, if you desire, you can "Delete".
IF, you DID NOT, "Upload", the GEDCOM File, to the "Genealogies" Part, of 'FamilySearch'; THEN, you CANNOT "Delete" (ie. "Remove"), such GEDCOM File.
By the way ...
Just in case ...
NO Record/Entry, in a particular GEDCOM File, can be "Edited"/"Deleted".
The ONLY "Option", is to "Delete" (ie. "Remove"), the ENTIRE, particular GEDCOM File.
[ and, replace such, with an "Updated" GEDCOM File, if one so desires ... ]
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.