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Trying to find & Surname searches.

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Ronald Report 5 Jun 2012 20:44

Why cant we go back to the old way of searching.
When I used to put in my surname, I got posts relating to that name or any name I put in, but now I type in a surname & I get nothing to do with what I am searching for, which makes me feel like not bothering with Genes reunited any more, just a waste of time now. Does anyone else feel the same as me or am I doing something wrong?


KenSE Report 6 Jun 2012 07:10

Have you read the blog about the new search facility?


Porkie_Pie Report 6 Jun 2012 20:03

The only way i can see to do a surname search is now under the search tree's then search all trees facility at the top of the page which will bring up members with that name in their tree



Cynthia Report 6 Jun 2012 21:32

Ronald, if you go to your Home Page you will see that GR are advising that there are xxxx discussions taking place with your name in them.

It's basically the old search system and brings up old and often useless threads.

The way suggested by PP is much more helpful and relevant.