Umbrella Search FamilySearch Resources for Person(s)
What are you trying to accomplish? Why?
Search multiple FamilySearch resources for person(s). To find those person(s) in all FamilySearch resources (or if I were more ambitious all historical records in the world - making FamilySearch the one stop historical person search engine...) available at once rather than through individual portals. Some may not like this option - which I assume is why the Search changed long ago (I could not locate a reference) - but I can remember when FamilySearch Search Results contained Genealogies/Community Trees at the bottom of Historical Records. What I am discussing here (couldn't find another Idea to upvote or piggyback but I am sure it's there somewhere) - is combining Search Results similarly but with the new powerful Search filters.
What is the challenge or roadblock you are encountering?
Search> Records, Search> Family Tree, Search> Genealogies, Search> Books allow searches of people - names, places and dates (somewhat) - but they require opening these separate resources/portals/categories/tabs.
What is your idea? (... well it's not new ... more like bringing back the old Search Results ... combined with the new filters)
The current Search is powerful with the filter options. Why not take advantage of this filtering capability to filter Records, Tree results, Genealogies or Books at the same time rather than separately? I think that would be pretty cool (others may not and they are welcome to that opinion). Let me explain why I think this would be good. Currently I would need to open 4 separate tabs to perform the same/similar search criteria 4 different times to get results in the 4 different resources/portals (roll eyes - I know - what a first world problem...). If my search criteria were passed to these resources once and presented me with the option for those 4 'tabs' or resource filters - I would only have to perform my search once in one browser window. Then I could access those resources through filtering or selecting that tab (whatever resource I am specifically looking for). For example, there are some common Community questions about searching Family Tree for only relations. What if the Tree results returned could be filterable by indexed relations (view relationship provides me relation so those should be filterable)/number of generations distant? The Search filters could be powerful to help these types of searches - that is what a search engine does?
How would solving this challenge improve your experience?
It would show me more categories of resources at once that I could then filter rather than performing the same search separately in each of the resources.