Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?

Start searching

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Ancestry Index feature?

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 4 Apr 2014 13:18

Was on there yesterday and the old system seems to be back, so much better. Was able to submit several 'transcription errors' yippee :-D

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 31 Mar 2014 15:28

Ah, interesting!
I've been in the habit of using Ancestry on Firefox, and the index tab has popped up when I hovered the cursor over the bottom left corner of the image screen - I was never aware of a green rectangle.
Now the index tab doesn't appear, and there's no green rectangle either.

However, I find if I use Internet Explorer, the green rectangle is there.

Looks like I'll have to use IE for Ancestry from now on.

Many thanks for all replies.


LATER:
Seems to be working again now, on Firefox. For the moment, anyway.

Potty

Potty Report 31 Mar 2014 12:47

Working OK for me and I'm sure it was yesterday.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 31 Mar 2014 10:32

I was on Ancestry yesterday and I noticed that when looking at original pages I could now no longer submit a correction.

Did not notice the 'green' rectangle, but will look again later.

I know I was quite miffed that I could not submit an amendment for a glaring transcription error, yet again!!

Kense

Kense Report 31 Mar 2014 09:54

There is a little green rectangle at the bottom left of the screen that says index. Click on that and the tab pops up.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 31 Mar 2014 09:41

No, this is the "Index" tab, and correctable list of people's details, which appears (or did until a few days ago) at the bottom of the screen when you're viewing a census image on Ancestry.

However, from the number of views, but lack of replies, it looks as if nobody knows what I'm talking about!

Thanks for your reply, Jax.
Must admit I'd never noticed the "add alternate information" option, in spite of many years use of Ancestry - how unobservant am I? That would do, though not quite the same format, and it only shows when viewing the transcription.
The "index" tab showed when viewing the image, when it was easier to see any mistakes/mistranscriptions.
Maybe they've done away with the "index" tab in favour of "Add alternate information".
I'll ask Ancestry.

I'm off out now, so won't be back here until evening.

jax

jax Report 31 Mar 2014 00:46

What this?

Page Tools




Save record to someone in my tree


Save record to my shoebox


Add Alternate Information <<<<<<<


Report Issue


View printer-friendly


If so then....No

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 30 Mar 2014 22:15

Has anyone else lost the Index feature on Ancestry, which allows corrections to be made when viewing census images?

It's been missing for a couple of days now - or is it just my computer?