Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MyHeritage 1940 Census Site Problems?

Are there problems on the MyHeritage 1940 U.s. Census site (http://www.myheritage.com/1940census).

After I posted Using the MyHeritage 1940 U.S. Census Images last hour, I went back to do more searching.  Here is the screen I saw:

The Zoom icons and the left and right Page arrows have disappeared from the top of the image.

Without those page navigation tools, the site is useless.

Two Genea-Musings readers have emailed me about this also.  Refreshing the site doesn't work.  Reloading the site doesn't work.

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

UPDATED:  Looks like the problem is fixed as of 11 a.m. PDT today.

1 comment:

Gilad said...

Hi Randy,

Yes, we've fixed it. Apologies for the inconvenience. This is a new viewer and we are constantly improving it.
Please note that we have just released the first searchable index of 1940 records. A very small set from Rhode Island, but I believe this is the world's first index for searching the 1940 census by name.
It's on www.myheritage.com/1940census and one can choose whether to search for names or images. It's free and available to anyone even without registration. Since there is only a small number of indexed records, it makes more sense to search by images (we currently have 60% of the images online). But searching by name can give a taste of the real thing. You can try it and search for the Grant family, for example, or find all people called Bill (tip: it will give you the William s).
The greatest step is always to provide the first set of indexed records, which was accomplished today, and from now on we will be growing this as fast as possible.

Best regards,
MyHeritage founder