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  1. Make the 'please explain' box optional

    Does the 'please explain' field add to the validity of a record?
    When conntecting evidence there are the tick boxes to select to show why the record connects to George Spencer Hallas. I think that the 'Please explain' box doesn't necessarily add anything to this as I just reiterate the points that I've ticked.
    Maybe make the 'please explain' optional, to be used for further info, or to flag up points of possible confusion etc.

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  2. Order of the data in the "Unit & Rank" table

    The populating of this data can be haphazard. Unfortunately, what is showing up is data in "last inputted" order, rather than in date order, and the resulting mess is unsightly. I've had one instance where the man has an older unit and service number added, and this has overwritten the original MIC detail

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  3. Spouse details - Date of marriage but not place?

    I have put spouse details in for one of my ancestors. It asked for date of marriage but not place. Would it make sense to allow us to put these in together?

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  4. Problems when adding an employer's name - no symbols allowed

    I have an employer's name that includes a comma and the "&" symbol. These can't be used. Quite a few company names include them. Can this be changed?

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  5. Enlistment and Discharge

    IN the Enlistment area, there is a requirement for entering a Town. Apart from the few surviving records and perhaps some local newspapers, this will be pretty hard to come by. I tried entering a date from the SWB rolls but I couldn't as there is no town listed. Perhaps it should be altered to be similar to the Discharge option where only the date is mandatory.

    On the subject of discharges, can an extra field for Cause of Discharge be added? Even men leaving the Army after the war were usually discharged to Class Z Reserve and then there…

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  6. Alphabetical listing - First, Surnames

    Where there are listings to select from, have them listed Alphabetically for First Name, Surname, Unit/Regiments etc, will make easier to view.

    Also country selection for all other commonwealth countries who served in WW1

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  7. Can't search for names that start with 'Mc'. You need to drop the 'Mc', eg. I had to search for 'Cord' instead of 'McCord' to find it.

    I can't search for names that start with 'Mc'. You need to drop the 'Mc', eg. I had to search for 'Cord' instead of 'McCord' to find it. This happened with a few other Mc names as I tested a few to see if it was consistent.

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  8. Change Rank and Regiment

    Thomas Brookes Minshall appears as "Corporal Acting Serjeant" and "King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Service #230730"

    He appears in the index as:
    Acting Serjeant Thomas Brookes Minshall
    British Army Cheshire Yeomanry, Service #1033

    Thomas enlisted into the Cheshire Yeomanry in 1914. They later merged with the Shropshire Yeomanry to form a Battalion of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

    He was Commissioned in Cairo in 1917 and served the remained of the war as 2nd Lieutenant with the 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

    How do I change his life story heading such that it reflects the highest rank that he attained…

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  9. Change Evidence Order

    Insofar as I have been able to ascertain, evidence is listed in the order in which it is added. So I may add a census record, which leads me to a date of birth. Later I add some military records, which lead to a new address and further census data, then perhaps a marriage. Later more military info. etc. Can the order that the evidence is listed by changed so that I can group say BMD, census, military, London Gazette, etc in a more easily accessible reference list?

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  10. I'd like to be able to 'remember' people from the search results page, and not only from the life story page.

    I've recently been finding people to remember by searching for '[name] [number]' which typically only generates one or two hits - I'd like to be able to press 'remember' from the search page, rather than have to open the life story page to do so.

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  11. Evidence

    So if I've got this right then you first have to upload 'proof' and take the 'known facts' from that source? For example: Instead of just clicking 'Improve this fact' for a person's birth date; I have to find a web link, from say ancestory.com, first? Or I could upload scanned copies? This fine for family tree researchers but means 'normal' people will not be able to add details about family members. This surely negates the whole idea of the project by getting memories/facts of a high percentage of the armed forces? Most people will not have access to these…

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  12. Adding medals awarded before and after the first world war

    Currently you can only add campaign and other medals that were awarded for the First World War. Those who served before and after will have earned other medals and they should be added or we are only telling half someones story.

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  13. Expand "Add External Reference" options

    Options are limited to Website; Book/Publication/Archive and Copy of Official Document. I have added a tombstone transcript, treating this as "Copy of Official Document" but it would be better to have at least an "Other" option - this is physical evidence and publicly accessible, so it is not evidence in private hands. Others will surely also want to add such transcripts (e.g. from photos of war graves).

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  14. Returning to results listing

    Clicking on return to results tab following search on individuals details takes you back to the first page of results. Can this be changed to returning to the page from which the details were selected.

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  15. Theatre of War Synopsise (ie Salonika, Western Front, Gallipoli) linked to reliant records

    A synopsis of the different theatres of war linked to soldiers records would be useful. Several 100,000 men were sent to fight in Salonika in Greece in 1916 for the rest of the war and there was the failed Galipoli expedition and fighting in Africa. Outside of the Western front people know very little and a short synopsis of the theatre and why troops were there linked to records would give greater understanding.

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  16. Highlight connected records in search

    When searching for official records, there's no easy way to see which have already been connected without clicking through. Highlighting these in some way (eg a red icon rather than blue) would save a good deal of clicking and backtracking.

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  17. Notes /Additional Info

    There are too few opportunities to add notes/additional info. Suggest this feature be added on all data entry fields

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  18. Image Slideshows

    What about being able to view multiple images connected to a Life as a slideshow rather than just individual pictures?

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  19. My grandfather served as a Gunner RFA and later as a Pioneer. Suggest primary/preferred role be selectable.

    When I first started entering data my grandfather's page was titled Gunner. Then when I corrected the RE entry from Gunner to Pioneer the title changed to John George Lawrence Pioneer. I'd like to be able to select Gunner as this is what he did for most of the war.

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  20. Editting

    I'd like to edit the reason against a source but the only options are Challenge or Remove.

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