Monday, February 07, 2011

The Church of the Latter Day Saints finally upgraded their website after about 15 years. The old site was so frustrating. It would not you do a standard Boolean search by adding what data you want into the fields. It always demanded that certain fields be filled in and other not filled in. The result was I could never search for say "Freudenberg" and "Lindauer". It always demanded that I had to put in a first name, or could only search on one name. The error message would read: "If you enter a last name without a first name, you must not fill in any other field except a country."

Since the new search has been in place I have been able to find dozens of birth and deaths that were in the database but were inaccessible because of the odd search restrictions.