Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanks for making the FIX, Ancestry.com



DearREADERS,
Last month at the Utah Genealogical Association's Salt Lake Chapter (and DearMYRTLE Study Group) meeting at the Family History Library, I wasn't able to send a copy of an Ancestry.com census record to my Facebook page, as I had done earlier in the day. See DearMYRTLE's blog entry titled Ancestry.com: to FB or not to FB.

My problem was a misinterpretation of the "SHARE" buttons. See DearMYRTLE's blog entry titled Ancestry to FB: Follow up. Ol' Myrt's suggestion that using one "SHARE" button in two places, with different purposes was confusing, to say the least. Ancestry has apparently listened and resolved the problem.

Last night, at this month's UGA meeting, Ol' Myrt here demonstrated that one of the buttons had been replaced by an expanded option including the well-recognized icons for email, Facebook and Twitter.


THANKS for making the change, Ancestry.com. Now it is entirely clear that one may elect to share the image via Facebook, Twitter or email from the INDEX DETAIL page, shown above. We checked and discovered that the IMAGE VIEW, with the old-style "SHARE" button only offers the email option, shown below.



Ol' Myrt here just loves it when the folks at Ancestry.com listen! They may now be publically traded, but let's hope they continue to strive to listen to the little guy (or gal, as the case may be.)

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

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