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K Report 8 Feb 2011 21:19

I have just tried to use the search function for a person on my own family tree but it no longer works. Does anyone else have this problem?

Thanks Kay


patchem Report 8 Feb 2011 21:27

Mine is working fine.


K Report 8 Feb 2011 21:29

Many thanks - Will recheck tomorrow and see if it has sorted itself out


Keziah Report 8 Feb 2011 22:21

I'm having problems too.
I discovered yesterday that on some of the trees I have access to when you hit the purple search button nothing happens. There is no drop down menu to select 'this tree' etc.
My own tree is ok. I was just going to come back in a few days time and hope it all sorts itself!


Gramps63 Report 9 Feb 2011 00:07

Hello I have been having the same problem. Does anyone know why?


jax Report 9 Feb 2011 00:50

I dont think it shows who you have in your tree on search trees. Just had a check on my grandmother and two people have her but no mention of me if thats what you mean?



K Report 9 Feb 2011 04:59

Hi Jax

When I view my own family tree, or indeed any other trees I have access to, the search box with the purple button is unavailable - It has moved across the page to the left and I can't enter a name in it and the purple button doesn't work. Most strange.



InspectorGreenPen Report 9 Feb 2011 05:58

Just tested it now and it works ok for me.

It could be that the tree is not fully downloading - a fairly common problem. Try clearing out your browser to provide some space, this often does the trick.


patchem Report 9 Feb 2011 06:57

My search boxes within my tree sometimes became unavailable if I had the wrong font size. Too big, and the boxes moved to the left and did not work. Tried it just now and that is what happened -so try making everything a little smaller and the boxes should shoot back up to their correct position.


InspectorGreenPen Report 9 Feb 2011 07:13

Good point.

If you have a wheel mouse, hold down the Ctrl key and move your mouse wheel up or down so that the page fits across your screen correctly.


Keziah Report 9 Feb 2011 18:26

Hi K

Done a bit more experimenting. On the trees that the search button dosen't work for, I have navigated around the tree, up or down a generation, and then all works ok. Very strange. Hope this helps.



K Report 9 Feb 2011 19:29

Many thanks for all the suggestions. Came home tonight intending to try them and the search box has returned to the right place on the page and works!! Joy!!

I will keep all these tips for the next time it freezes

Many thanks Kay