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Friday, 25th April

  • Browse-only collections have been added
  • Spacing of results has been improved to give around 20% more results on an average search results page
  • Improvements have been made to printing from transcription pages
  • Headings in search forms, results and transcription have been redesigned, making it easier for users to see more on the page
  • Changes have been made to the image viewer - the controls do not fade out as before
  • Various improvements for different versions of Internet Explorer
  • Many performance improvements
  • Improvements have been made to transcription error messaging

Changes to the family tree

  • Redesign of the tree navigation
  • Many improvements to performance
  • Places list - ability to view, filter, sort places, to delete unused places, to edit the place title
  • Fact types list - ability to view, filter, sort fact types, to edit and remove certain core fact types, edit or delete custom fact types
  • Master sources list - ability to view, filter, sort master sources, to edit or remove unused master sources
  • Source Repositories list - ability to view, filter, sort source repositories, to edit or remove unused source repositories

Friday, 18th April

  • All record sets that include first and last names now display these search fields in a consistent order, that being First name, followed by Last name
  • Improved compatibility with certain versions of Internet Explorer when accessing the site securely

Thursday, 17th April

  • The ability to jump to a specific page of a record set using new navigation in the viewer has been added
  • Improvements have been made to the layout when you print transcriptions, allowing you to print onto one page (more to come)
  • The layout of the results view has been improved (the first steps in a bigger project)
  • New 100 in 100 records published – see for further details
  • Numerous bug fixes and smaller changes
  • Further site speed improvements

Friday, 11th April 2014

  • Launched 100in100 homepage and campaign to release millions more records
  • Improved performance of the site

Monday, 7th April 2014

  • Improvements to British Nationals Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005 record set, allowing for searching by spouse first and last name, improvements in results display, and additional reference information when viewing transcripts
  • Added support for filtering search results by gender on all UK census record sets
  • Improved site navigation to work better on mobile and tablet devices
  • Continued work on performance improvements

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

  • Improvements to performance when searching and browsing records
  • Improved results and transcription display for Devon marriages record set
  • Renamed 'Armed forces and conflict' to 'Military, armed forces and conflict'
  • Renamed 'Newspapers, directories and social history' to 'Directories and social history'
  • Changed labelling of 'United Kingdom' to 'Britain' to improve consistency

Tuesday, 1st April 2014

  • A new way to browse every single record set available on the site, available here
  • New search options across all our main categories and subcategories
  • The ability to sort all the results for every type of search we offer
  • Display record set rather than category information when performing broad searches
  • Added support for searching by mother's maiden name within Birth and Baptism records
  • Added support for searching by regiment and soldier number across Military and Armed Forces records
  • Various additional improvements to search form fields
  • Renamed Life Events to Birth, marriage, death and parish records

Tuesday, 25th March 2014

  • Added age, gender, parish and registration district columns to individual UK census result lists
  • Added folio, piece number and page to individual search forms (excluding 1911 census)
  • Improvements to site performance
  • Improved support for bookmarking findmypast on iOS devices