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KEEP PILOT so we can find info about our ancestors fast and easy!

PLEASE bring Pilot back!!!!! Your search engine is NOT user friendly. Pilot was simple to navigate and get a QUICK answer from. THAT'S THE POINT. How can someone who's not a computer nerd find anything ? It makes me frustrated before I even start looking for them!!! I'm lost. On Pilot you didn't need to give accurate info and an abundance and variety of info and it came up. At least add a Pilot button, and let us still have Pilot's quick way of responding and variety even though our info isn't always accurate.
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  • Marjorie,

    Pilot has not been taken away. You may still access this experimental tool at pilot.FamilySearch.org. However, pilot was not built on technology that can move forward, it has been end-of-life'd and it cannot accommodate an additional records.

    We are in the process of building many of the key learnings from pilot into the new search tool, with the goal that it will, someday soon, exceed the experience of pilot. We are not yet to that point and many key features (like filters and exact/close/partial controls) still need to be added.
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    The pilot has been taken away in effect, because indexes and documents that were once available on it are no longer there. In the pilot you can do a wide search then narrow it down by place, date, gender, collection, etc... On this site, I can search wide or with specifics no filtering. Everytime I try to filter by a place (example: Yonkers, Westchester, New York) my results start in California or Minnesota. If I use the selection of use this exact location, I get no results. Sounds logical, however, on the pilot if I used close or partial selection, it would bring up New York locations first and gradually list outward. That search engine was pretty smart. I miss it.
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