Some days I wish Ancestry.com would add more functionality to their search. I don’t need slicker trees and auto-generated historical timelines for my ancestor. I don’t need to be told that someone who was born in 1895 and died in the 1950s lived through the Great Depression. If I need a computer to tell me that, it’s time to brush up on my history before my research continues.
There’s some search capabilities that I would like to have. Minor little things that would make it easier to find people.
I’d like to be able to search passenger lists for two names at once on the same manifest–instead of one name at a time. This would make it easier to search for family members who immigrated together and whose last name is likely butchered on the manifest.
This would also make it easier to search for a Johann Schmidt who immigrated with a wife Gertrude and several children. There may be many Johann Schmidts, but not as many with a Gertrude appearing on the same manifest. If I could search for two people on the same manifest it would greatly facilitate the search process and allow me to narrow my results more effectively.
Are you listening Ancestry.com?