Anyway to access the old search function?
I used familysearch because of it’s search functionality. The ability to use some Boolean search features was especially helpful in finding ancestors whose names were misspelled. FS was the best search engine available when it came to genealogy records. This new search feature is all but useless. While it gives a slew of hits, the hits are meaningless. It encourages sloppy mistakes in connecting ancestors. Although I still use FS for the tree, I now almost exclusively use outside sources. What good is the largest library of genealogy records if you can’t find records? I even paid for access to German records because trying to find a needle in a haystack in FS is now is impossible. What is exceptionally frustrating is that many of the records I found on the German site, I later found available on FS. However, I could never find them using the new search function. What a tragic loss—all those records inaccessible due fixing something that was not broken. Will FS ever return to the smart search?