new "LibCat.familysearch.org "
Still in Beta despite the announcement at Rootstech?
I got an email asking about this.
I tried to sign in - and I get this "Sorry that login information was not recognized, please try again."
Even without this, buggy - no way to actually search in the Catalog, anyway.
Maile L mod
Did you try signing in by clicking the green button?1
I just tested - signed in and searched without issue.0
problem - it does not recognize any DGS # 8206497, not even 8207415
which mean we might not be able to see any image collections that had been digitized firs time.
Film 1858655 - all wrong results all the way to next to the last one. (not a single refers to Britten except that one) This is a waste of a search result.0
I notice the new catalogue is linked from the FamilySearch Library webpages, but the old catalog is still the link from the Search/Catalog.
The new catalog does not seem to have ANY DGS numbers included (see the comment above). Why is this, the DGS number seems to be the main reference number these days?
Comparing the old and new details for Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal, 1713-1948
There are 526 microfilms in this series. For non LDS church people, I know these records are only available at FamilySearch Centres and Affiliate Libraries.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/143280 Old version. You can see that the records are listed in a chronological pattern and you can easily locate particular years.
Compare this to the new Catalogue https://libcat.familysearch.org/Record/143280?searchId=117242&recordIndex=4&page=1&referred=resultIndex . The listing is ordered by Microfilm Number, which is NOT THE ORDER OF THE RECORDS. Almost impossible to find a specific record.
I note the "Status" says on the shelf (new catalogue) Perhaps this new catalogue is intended solely for the Library, and is not intended for people trying to locate information about digitised microfilms? The information about restricted viewing of microfilms is completely lacking from the new catalogue.
In addition, although there were multiple microfilms listed in the new catalogue, there did not look to me as if there were 526 listed. The old catalogue had six pages of results listed. The new catalogue only had one page to scroll down.
Please someone from FamilySearch indicate whether the new catalog will be the replacement catalog for information about digitised microfilms. If so, it seems completely unusable currently.
I could not see a Feedback Button.1
The settings dropdown does not show my username but shows my FULL NAME.0