Search Records malfunction??
I have been trying to search records and seem to be getting less and less hits over the past 3 months. Today, I tried to search for two different surnames that I know are common in Campbell County, Kentucky. I was trying to find Stephen Brown in the 1870 census. I find him quickly on Ancestry as Stephen Brown, Grants Lick, Campbell County, dwelling 247. I tried to search as generally as "Brown" in "Kentucky" born between 1820 and 1850, Record Type: Census, lists. I got only Freedman Bureau hits. I tried Smith in Kentucky and got the same results. I then unchecked the Record Type and still get only Freedman. I have refreshed the page and tried logging on and off--same results.
Thanks for any insight. I hate to keep having to go to Ancestry and find the record and then back door it in FamilySearch to attach to my person.