Numerous times I have found a record in ancestry.com and then I go to familysearch to try to find the same record. I do that since when I attach a record from familysearch, it automatically adds the new detail to the person's record that I attach it to.
I then can't find the record in familysearch, so I go ahead and attach that record from ancestry.com as a new source for that record. As soon as I save it, there is a hint showing me that same record is available in familysearch! I don't understand why familysearch couldn't find it the first time, but now it shows up as a hint. This it not an isolated instance. It has happened to me 50-100+ times or more.
This morning I found a 1939 England and Wales National Register record in ancestry.com for an Abraham Kendall. When I searched originally in familysearch, I even searched on Collections --> Censuses --> 1939 England and Wales National Register. Nothing came up. I attached the record from ancestry, and just as described above, it then showed up as a hint in familysearch.
So, it seems like there is something lacking in the familysearch search function. Just maybe something to refine. It is like the source is hiding in familysearch, not accessible, until more information triggers where to find it.
The 1939 Register is useless as a source on Familysearch for most people. There is a weird and extremely stupid contractual term which means non-Mormons can't see results from it when doing a search. Not just access to images, access to the transcribed index as well.
The only way non-Mormons get access to the data is if a Mormon has attached it to a profile. Utterly ludicrous and very objectionable.
So it wouldn't surprise me if those restrictions are interacting with the hints system.0
Per the landing page of the Collection https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/28361301
Ah you mean the collection landing page without any search box? The landing page which is worthless to non-Mormons? The landing page which makes no mention of why it is worthless to non-Mormons? That landing page?
I have access to the register through both Ancestry and Findmypast so I can get to the data. I just find it offensive that there is no access to the index. No access to the images is one thing. So far as I am aware no access to the index is unique to that collection.0
My point - as I am sure you realize - is that the collection is not searchable from the FS interface, so one should not expect results to show up in a search. There is surely a contract restriction from FMP and/or TNA.3