"18 February 2009: Record Search has a new look and feel! The upgrade to Record Search has been completed, and we hope you enjoy using the new interface, as well as some of the new features, such as full-screen image viewing, the ability to print a selected area of an image and numerous other enhancements."
When you go to the web page, you see:
This is very similar to the previous screen - a Search box, a map, and some words. If you want to search records from a specific region, you can click on the continent on the map. If you click on the "Select a Region" box, you get a list of regions with the number of databases available:
Scrolling down (and you have to scroll down - you cannot use a Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, or Arrow key!) shows more of the Region:
And the end of the USA, Canada and Mexico Region, and start of the Europe Region:
Here's the start of the Caribbean, Central and South America Region:
I was curious about the individual databases, so I clicked on the 1920 United States Census item on the list. The screen for this database:
The top of the screen indicates that this census database was last updated on 13 February 2009 and is 5% complete. The bottom of the screen tells which states are included. In this database, the user can Search Indexed Records only at this time. Some databases have the option to also browse the images, and some do not have indexed records, only image browsing.
My thanks to James Tanner on the Genealogy Star's blog for being the first to note the facelift.