Yes, Adrian’s procedure is right. I am going backwards and forwards between the classic
and new view to test things out.
One horror I noticed today is that if you edit a place of birth on the Facts tab (what was
the old profile view) it is not reflected in the Life Story section, so they are saying
completely different things. I even logged out and in again, but still not right.
So I now have a lady born in Truro, Cornwall - but when I go to look at her “automatic”
life story it is saying she was born in Aston, England!
On 14 Aug 2015, at 10:05, Adrian Bruce via
The old one *is* still available - as John Hanson says, Peter Calver's
newsletter shows you how to revert and from memory it's simple enough -
click the down arrow next to your identity on the front Ancestry screen,
and one of the options in the drop-down menu will take you back. (I
can't confirm that because I haven't gone forward - but the option to go
forward is there, so I presume that's where the option to go back will be).
Ironically, of course, the "old" Ancestry is what everyone complained so
bitterly about when it was introduced.
So far as I understand, the majority of the substantial changes are
confined to the Trees, but there they include some serious issues such
as locations being misinterpreted and an incredibly convoluted method of
downloading images. As I say, I have no direct experience yet, so I have
no idea whether the Trees that moved Birmingham from the West Midlands
to Alabama (e.g.) had full settlement / county / country names or not.
The overall colour scheme (which I presume *does* affect the record
searching side as well) is not meeting with universal approval either.
If you do revert, you are apparently offered the opportunity to say why.
I shall work out a test program for myself and do some trials later.
On 14/08/2015 08:00, sog-uk-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
> ... If anyone else feels as disappointed as I do, they might
> like to know that there is a petition asking to make the old version
> available: ....
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