The first post in the series was about Ancestry.com's Old Search, Exact Matches. I won't repeat the discussion about the four defined Search criteria - it's in the first post.
This post demonstrates finding the Isaac Seaver (born 1823 in Massachusetts) family in the 1860 US census using Ancestry.com's Old Search function with Fuzzy Matches (i.e., not Exact Matches). We start on the Old Search Home page with the information filled in the search boxes (First Name, Surname, Year, Birthplace) and the Exact Matches box unchecked:
Note that this starting Search box looks a little different once the Exact Matches box is unchecked. Lines appear for Birth and Death years and places.
Clicking on the "Search" button (Click 1) provides the list of matches found by the Search engine:
The top match is the 1900 census which has the right birth year - 1823. The next three matches are the 1880, 1870 and 1860 census records with a birth year of 1824. These are all for my Isaac Seaver, so I want the 1860 census record. These first four matches have four Stars (presumably because the four requested search criteria are exactly right or very close).
That's the right family, so I click (Click 2) on the "View Image" link and get the Result Summary page shown below:
Scrolling down a bit, the source citation is shown below the summary of the family:
I want to see the record image, so I click on (Click 3) the "View original image" link and see: