The first post in the series, Genealogy Search Engines - Ancestry.com's Old Search, Exact Matches discussed how Ancestry.com satisfied the four evaluation criteria.
This post demonstrates finding the Isaac Seaver (born 1823 in Massachusetts) family in the 1860 US census using Ancestry.com's New Search user interface with Fuzzy Matches (meaning the data in the Search parameters may not be "Exact").
We start on the New Search Home page with the information filled in the search boxes (First Name, Surname, Year, Birthplace) and the Exact Matches box unchecked:
Clicking on the "Search" button (Click 1) results in this screen:
Yep, there it is with 1,480 matches. That's still a lot. Will my Isaac Seaver be near the top of the list? The 1860 US Census is the 9th on the list, which is in order of number of matches. I clicked on the 1860 US Census link (Click 3) and see:
I clicked on the "View Record" link next to the (Click #4) and this screen appeared:
I can scroll down to see the bottom of the screen in order to see the source citation:
To see the image of the actual census page, I click on the "View original image" link (Click 5) and see the census page:
If I had wanted to change the search parameters at any point, I could have done so easily by clicking on the parameter name in the Search box on the second or third screens.