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  1. Sorting results by date

    Right now, one can sort by date, but only most recent to oldest. I normally want to sort from oldest to most recent, but can't tell how to do it or if it can be done. Thanks.

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  2. RSS feed for search terms

    An RSS feed for search terms, such as exists on the Australian Trove website, would be very useful. If it existed, I'd be notified automatically when new content appears which is relevant to my interests.

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  3. Stop automatically changing and to AND

    The word 'and' forms part of many phrases and names. If I am searching for the Crown and Thistle PH I am only interested in the phrase, not every page that contains both words.

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  4. Get alerts - Individual paper updates

    I would like the ability to 'subscribe' to select papers. What this means is that I will be notified by email or message if my selected papers are updated with new issues, and notified which editions have been added. It would save logging in daily to see if the papers we are interested in have been updated and then trying to work out which issues.

    14 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Gaps in runs

    Flag any missing editions (gaps in the collection) when you search a run of dates of a particular paper.

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  7. I've made suggestions before, though without feedback or apparent listening.

    The Athenaeum

    The Literary Gazette

    It would be useful to nighthawks like me if you could provide a way which helps us distinguish exactly what has been added overnight. It would also be interesting to have some idea about policy for adding entire newspapers, once the odd year or two have been posted. It can sometimes be very frustrating just to have such tiny windows into particular localities, then have to wait months, if not years, before further years suddenly appear.

    6 votes
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  8. Better Search Tool

    A better search tool is required. Today I have done an advances search for 1 street in a town and received almost 77,000 matches. There is no way all of these relate to the street and town I am searching for, the most relevant match relates to a birth in Cornwall whereas I'm looking for information on a street in a town in Scotland and it is impossible to wade through all of these matches.

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  9. ...just better searching please.

    Make the search better. I often search on a group of words and despite using the advanced search function and putting the phrase into the correct field it doesn't always work correctly.

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  10. Better OCR

    Improve your character-recognition software: it really needs to recognise a long 's' .

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  11. 8 votes
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  12. Searching results in multiple pages highlighted

    It is very frustrating when I search for some thing and the results flag up pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc in the one newspaper. Wading through every page to find what the summary result indicates 'should' be there takes hours. The highlighted search terms are very small and not that obvious. A tiny blue box on a large page is very hard to find sometimes.

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  13. Selecting Dates

    Make it easier to go to a required year rather than having to scroll through all years, and set the 'To' year for the publication date to the year specified in 'From' field thus reduce the amount of scrolling needed.

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  14. Bookmarks are placed in Folders, but you can't go to a particular folder and search

    You can place bookmarks into 'Folders', but you can't actually search these folders individually. A page showcasing your various folders would be handy.

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  15. Want to be able to correct OCR text in FMP

    Ability to correct text from within find my past

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  16. Improved subject/person indexing

    Improved indexing of subjects / prople in pages/editions

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  17. Ability to delete a summary from Search History.

    Often a search proves fruitless or (as often in my case) I misspell a key word, yet the search remains in Search History. These searches need to be deleted before my Search History becomes unmanageable.

    15 votes
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  18. After displaying (or downloading) a page , can that and the other pages seen be marked as such when returning to the results page.

    After displaying (or downloading) a page , can that and the other pages seen be marked as such when returning to the results page.

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  19. Weather

    I'd love to be able to filter results by weather reports. I'm often trying to find what the weather might have been like on a specific day in a specific place - i.e was March 3rd 1922 war, cloudy, rainy, etc - so maybe results could be filtered to show just those columns and/or pages which have that weather info. It really helps give an extra touch of authenticity touch when writing up historic events. If it's possible to filter by advertisements, then why not weather?

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  20. Yesterday's Additions

    additions yesterday

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