While I understand people hate anything new, I really think there is validity to the criticism. Please make the old version an option. I am on a site called Ravelry where they leave it up to the user to use the new or old version.
@VPicchioni I agree!!!!!! I haven't used this site for a few months (summer). I returned today and was lost. It took me several searches and cuss words to figure out how the new format functions. I'm proficient with most software programs so I'm confident in saying the new format is cumbersome and too rigid. I considered FamilySearch the free version of Ancestry.com... my two go-to genealogical research sites! Unfortunately, I don't see myself using this site anymore unless the old version becomes an option.
I've been using FS for more than 20 years and it has been very useful but now this new format is totally un-usable. It's not easy to search and is always throwing up completely irrevevent records it does not even recconise English city or town names. We've had long enough to try it and I think from the number of complaints that are all over the internet we don't like it. Unless it changes back to the original format very soon I will remove all the data I have provided from the site and if I am unable to do that I will make changes to every thing so that others will not be able to use the data.
@VPicchioni ( & @Laura Munski & @keith britten )
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am juts another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
And, in relation to, the "Changes" of, the NEW "Search Records"; and, the resulting "Results" page/screen ...
You are certainly not alone ...
And, just in case you, were not aware ...
Here are some FOUR (x4) posts, in date (and, post) order of being posted, from someone, stating, to be part of the 'FamilySearch' Team that, 'Designed'; and, 'Developed", the the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records", which appears, in some of the posts, to give some "Instruction", on HOW to use the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records".
"Ideas" (ie. 'Feedback) Section
15 July 2021
[ 1 ] Discussion 90536
'Category' = Records (Searching And Viewing)
Home > Ideas > Records (Searching And Viewing)
29 September 2021
[ 2 ] Discussion 103619
'Category' = General User Interface
Home > Ideas > General User Interface
[ 3 ] Discussion 103620
[ 4 ] Discussion 103621
I hope, that some of the information in these posts, may offer some help/assistance.
There are OTHER posts throughout this Forum, where the instigator of the above posts has responded with, advice; direction; instruction; help/assistance, on the NEW "Results" page/screen, of "Records Search" ('FamilySearch').
That Said ...
You may like to ADD, your thoughts/comments, in those particular posts; so that, your thoughts/comments, like those of MANY other UNHAPPY Users/Patrons, ARE 'seen', by the Team, in 'FamilySearch', that 'Designed'; and, 'Developed" the NEW look "Search".
As you can 'see' from those posts ...
DESPITE, all the NEGATIVE 'Feedback', with regard to the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records", from those that matter, the 'lowly' User/Patrons, where the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records", was 'foisted' upon them; BEFORE, being "Fully" released to ALL User/Patrons - 'FamilySearch' RELEASED the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records", to ALL Users/Patrons.
As I already suggested ...
You are not alone ...
We are ALL "Struggling"; and, NEED "Help", with the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records", which is NOT very 'User Friendly'.
MOST Users/Patrons want the NEW "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records" to be "Reverted" BACK to the PREVIOUS "Results" page/screen, for "Search Records".
SADLY, I doubt that will happen ...
I know, that this DOES NOT help/assist; but, I hope, that this gives you, some additional, insight; and, perspective.
Keith Britten - It makes no sense burning down the house just because you do not get your way.
What will your descendants think of you when they come across your incorrect data, with your name attached to that incorrect data.
Think about leaving something positive for your descendants, neighbors, Man & Woman-kind after you are deceased.
I was, and am, real mad also with FamilySearch's new search engine. Starting to cool down some though, It will take time. Hoping my attitude changes with time.