What are my thoughts on the New Person Page?
I totally enjoy it. I had not discovered it until I went to the Blog. I love the format of all of it. I especially loved that we can now put memories in chronological order. Thank you for constantly improving and changing on FamilySearch. It helps us to grow.2
I don't care for the New Persons Page. It doesn't load quickly. It's distracting. I particularly do not like the trend toward big, gaudy, headings. You're doing that on the source page as well. I would say to put your efforts into creating a better search engine for finding sources. I do all my sourcing at Ancestry and then "try" to find the source on FS to attach.5
The life sketch needs to be at the top of the page!!! I use this to give important information on the individual and prevent errors in merging.3
The new changes are interfering with my research ability to to fast, efficient searches for records under both family search and ancestry.com. to attach sources to persons.
The previous option at the right of a person's name being searched in family search at the top of the page, of SHOW MORE, when you clicked on it, an instant pop up came to double check the parents and siblings names so that while scrolling down the available options of records to attach to a person, one could easily find the correct family. This option GONE.
The back button, previously, would take me right back to the person's page and then I could click immediately on search ancestry.com records if I didn't find the record I wanted in family search. That option iS GONE. cAN'T BACK PAGE TO THE PERSON anymore.
Now you have to click on the person at the top left while you are in search family search records, and a new right hand person picture comes up and then you can scroll down to see the parents and siblings, but then you have to re-click on the person in the new box, to get back to the person page to be able to click and do an ancestry.com search. Before all I did was a page back click, one click and I was there, This hinders the research drastically in a bad way.
The other big problem is now when I open family search, log in and click on PERSON to start my research day, MY OWN NAME does not come up anymore!!! I figured out that the name that comes up is the last person searched, but that doesn't work well for a starting out point, I have taught family search to many people and we always teach, start with yourself your PERSON, then you can access your tree, your parents, your family, everything has a starting point, This is UNACCEPTABLE to not be able to teach family search and explain to beginners how to start. I have previously had my person page open in three tabs at the top of the page, and can use those tabs quickly while searching in order to for example, find a new person without disrupting the open file of the family I am attaching records to which I don't want to disturb while actively adding to it, but need, in addition to find a person named on a census as a relative on a census, in order to see where that relative fits. I need to be able to see distinctively MY PERSON TAB with my name on it, so I know that is an empty research start place and can use that tab without disrupting the family I am working on.
I work on family search 6 to 8 hours a day, six days a week and I have tried since these new changes started to work hours to try to find solutions and ways to work around the changes. I have tried to find positives in the new changes and can find none. In fact, the new changes make me want to not work on family search...as it is now so time consuming and difficult for something that was so easily accomplished prior to the changes. I wonder if people making the changes actually do hundreds of hours of research and adding sourced records before they make these changes?3
I like the ability to list other relationships. However, I think the Life Sketch should remain at the top of the page. I know most users ignore it and in some cases misuse it, but if you put at the very bottom of the page you might as well delete it altogether.1
I have noticed recently that my changes to people I'm watching no longer appear. this makes it difficult to see when I have corrected the errors that have been made.0
Here is the new person page feed back group
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