Footnote.com launched early this year and soon became the leading online provider of historical documents for genealogists and other history interests as well. The site's search software was a bit less than it could have been, however. In recent months, the company has slowly been implementing some improvements in the site's search algorithms. Now the company has quietly invited its customers to help test this beta software.
Quoting from the Footnote.com official blog:
As you know, we’ve been working hard to improve the search tools on Footnote. We still have a long way to go, but a few weeks ago, we quietly released our latest version.
It was hidden but a few of you managed to find it. Based on your feedback and results from our usability lab we decided to open it up to more of you.
It’s still in an early beta release, so we haven’t put links to it on the site, but we would like you to kick the tires and send us some feedback.
Try it: www.footnote.com/advanced-search.php
You can read more information, including what changes are in the new beta software, at http://blog.footnote.com/psst-hey-buddy-want-to-try-some-advanced-searching/.
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