Would FS Please, PLEASE, PLEASE return to the previous version of SEARCHing for Records?
YES, I am well aware that this topic has 100's of discussions in this Forum in various areas.
NO ANSWER has ever been provided as to WHY FamilySearch is unable (& unwilling to ADMIT to the massive programming ERRORs by the person who is no longer employed with FS) to simply RETURN to the PREVIOUS Search system WHICH ACTUALLY WORKED!!!
However, this simple example MIGHT offer an example of the virtually complete failure of this 'improved' system that replaced an excellent search system. https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LKRF-X1M
FS Search found this one "John E Kahl, "New York State Census, 1855" (IN 2015 - before the fiasco programming). It also found this one "John E Kuhl, "New York State Census, 1865" a week ago! (Notice the SURNAME was spelled differently "KUhl" vs. "KAhl")
It seemed logical that the family would also be LIKELY found in the 1860 Federal Census in the same location. HOWEVER FS Search could NOT find it, no matter what search criteria were entered.
Resorting to my old standby working system, I tried Ancestry (actually through the FS link for Ancestry) & lo & behold up pops the 1860 census "John E Kehl, "United States Census, 1860"
Notice the name is spelled KEhl vs. KUhl" & "KAhl" and Ancestry search found IT!!
No response is necessary to this post - EXCEPT someone to say that the request has been forwarded to some DECISION MAKER who could actually make a decision to REVERSE the disastrous decision to proffer the "new" search fiasco, & to admit the failure (of course, that might require a modicum of humility) and RETURN to the PREVIOUS Search system WHICH ACTUALLY WORKED!!!
***** Of course, even though there have been 1000's of comments herein, a massive number of upvotes MIGHT help get a result (but I seriously doubt it, but I did get to vent my continuing extreme frustration (even worse the 10 years of trying to stop the GEDCOM's massive continuing problems in the Tree) *****