For example, here is Isaac Seaver's Record Summary for the 1900 U.S. Census taken today:
There are no "Suggested Records" on the right-hand side of the screen above. There used to be...last week? For months before that!
I knew that "Suggested Records" were also called "Related Content" on the record image page - here is the screen shot for the 1900 Census record for Isaac Seaver:
I checked other census years - 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 - with no "Suggested Records" showing up. None showed up on Isaac Seaver's vital records. Or on the census and other records of ten other ancestors.
For reference purposes, here is a screen shot of the 1900 U.S. Census Record Summary for Isaac Seaver taken 9 March 2014:
As you can see, the "Suggested Records" column is full of suggested records for this person.
I loved the "Suggested Records" because they really short-circuited my research. I didn't have to go back to a general search to find a record in another database. While they weren't perfect, they were very useful to me, especially for finding non-census records for persons.
I went into my Ancestry Member Tree, and the Hints were still there, including the other census records, the vital records, etc. that are on the list of Suggested Records on the screen above.
If I have a vote, I want the "Suggested Records" back ASAP!!
I hope that Ancestry.com will tell us what happened here, and why they were removed.
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