I stumbled across the new Ancestry enhanced image page the other night when I was looking at the 1861 English Census. At first I was excited by what I saw, and then this was replaced by a slight feeling of disappointment. Let me explain why.
My first impression was that I needed to get a bigger screen to view all the information, but this was a good thing, at last all the information about the census image was there on one page. The most important part for me being the source citation, which I previously used to have to make a note of before I viewed the image so that I could use the citation in the filename when I saved a copy of the image to my hard drive.
I pressed the button in the top right to save the image and this is when things started to go wrong. Up popped a window with options on where to save it, but where did it pop up? Right over the edge of the source citation, that’s where (see the screenshot below). I tried clicking the title bar of the window that had popped up, but it refused to be dragged anywhere.
That was so frustrating, it all looked so good until I pressed that button, I was going to be able to save so much time. So please Ancestry shift that window to the left a bit or allow me to move it, that is all I ask.
(In Ancestry’s defence I should say that I haven’t tried it in anything other than Firefox and apart from this minor annoyance I think it is a great improvement on the old image viewer. I haven’t tried updating anything on the index or using the member connect part of it, but I am sure this new page will be a great asset to myself and other researchers).