Difficult to use Find, to find a close person in my tree
The old days were simple, being able to search for a person only in the records I created in my own tree. Today I was trying to find the wife of one of my grandfather's many cousins. I could not remember which cousin she was married to. Creating one gigantic family tree as Family Search has done was a wonderful idea but it comes with a new set of problems. When I used the find option and enter the name it came back with 245 results in the world tree. A desire to make a simple update suddenly became painful. I finally went to Ancestry.com, found the person, then came back to Family Search. Based on this experience I recommend that the Find option include a sort capability to organize the results according to the closeness of the "found" person to the home person of the user's tree.
Graham Buckell mod
Good idea. Another reason to maintain a copy of your tree elsewhere such as Ancestry.
Rather than posting this as a general question, it would be better to put it in the Suggest an Idea category.
Unfortunately I am unable to transfer it.
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
If you have added, connected, or edited the profile, you can quickly find the person from the "My Contributions" tab.
Once you are at the "My Contributions" page, you can search by the name - even part of the name. That way, you are searching a much smaller subset of the FSFT.0
Mr, Buckell, thanks for the note, but as I try to follow the family search links the suggest an idea keeps bringing me back here.0
Graham Buckell mod
Suggest an Idea is a separate category within Community
If you click there you will see
Click on the blue button on the right to create a new post in that category.0
I will need to try using my Windows laptop. My Community Support Page view with my iPad is missing the right frame, and those options do not appear lower on the page.0