12 March 2014

The Power of the Crowd in Fixing Ancestry.com Slider Searches

Earlier today I posted search results that made no sense to me on Ancestry.com.

Within an hour, I had the probable answer to my problem: I was using the "sliders" on the results page to modify my searches and had "exact" checked on the search page as shown below:

If you want to use the sliders on the search results page, have the "Matches all terms exactly" box on the search screen unchecked.

Lesson learned.

Thanks to Russ W. and Roger M. for commenting on this.

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