Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mark Opportunities as Fixed

On Monday we added the ability to hide opportunities. Today we are releasing the ability to mark an opportunity as fixed. The new "Fixed" button will be in the top right corner next to the "Hide" button.

After correcting data in FamilySearch, you can click the fixed button to remove the opportunity from the list. When the button is clicked, the opportunity will be replaced with a summary message that includes an undo button.

Fixed opportunities will be removed from the current list only, not from future lists. This means there is no review list as there is with hidden opportunities. If an opportunity appears again after being fixed it means the data in FamilySearch has not been corrected in the way that Find-A-Record expects. Contact us if you do not understand how to correctly resolve an opportunity.

Please remember that not all opportunities need to be resolved. Find-A-Record is designed to help you focus on what matters to you. You don't have to standardize dates and places; you don't have to find records; you don't have to fix names. You can do what is important to you. The new "Fixed" and "Hide" buttons help you focus on what matters most.

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Feature: Hide Opportunities

We just released the ability to hide opportunities. When opportunities are hidden, they immediately disappear and are not shown again in the future. In the list, you'll see the hide button in the top right corner of each card.

When you click the hide button, the opportunity will be replaced with a message that tells you what was hidden. That message includes an undo button for those whose fingers are sometimes quicker than their mind.

There is also a hide button on the details screen. When you click that button, you will be returned to the list where the opportunity is again replaced with the short message and an undo button.

As Find-A-Record searches for opportunities and finds some that you have hidden, it will show a message telling you how many opportunities are not being shown.

The message includes a link to a page where you can review the list of hidden opportunities. If you no longer want one to be hidden you can click the unhide button.

This has been the most requested feature. We are sure you'll like it. Try it now by signing in to the Find-A-Record Research Assistant.