Family Search 'Search' feature
Doing my own family history work, and serving as a Family History and Temple consultant at our Stake Family Research Center, I have been frustated with the Family Search 'search' feature. The results come up on the left of the screen, and any info that you want to put in your search is on the right. That works. My frustration is that I can put in a name only, and get 10,000 search results....OR...I can fine tune my search with places, dates, and family relationships....and still come up with nearly the same amount of search results. The dates, the names, the places, can still be wildly off from what I put in my search request. I don't know how to fix this, as I'm not a computer person. I do know that it's become so time-wasting that I do all of my search work on ancestry.com. We even recommend that for our patrons at the Family Research Center. That's sad, especially if the patron is new to FamilySearch and wants to have a great experience. There must be a way to significantly fine tune our searching if we put in narrow parameters, but currently it is not working. I have some unusual names in my family, and even filling in all of the info it brings in 100's of unrelated hits. For now, I do my searching on ancestry.com. Every few weeks, I check back to see if Family Search has improved it's search options. I've been doing Family History for 40+ years, and love it!! Just hoping the searching/sourcing can be improved. It use to be more user friendly.