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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: London Gazette - Upgrade Reply with quote

Just in case you are having a Techno-Crisis in using the London Gazette Search function, you'll be glad to know that the site has been "improved" - which means you can now NOT find anything!!!!
The Great War Forum at http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=209176&hl=gazette has some useful ideas on how to use the new site.
My own involves petrol and matches!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has long amazed me how a search engine totally unfit for purpose from day one has been "improved" several times and despite condemnation from every user, it just gets worse and worse.
Now I can't even find entries despite having logged their reference numbers very recently.
The IT consultants must just rub their hands in glee.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree, yet another very poor effort at an 'upgrade', ha, ha.

For example, in LG 1896 Issue 26795, page 6273 was available a few days ago. Now if you click on the drop-down page list of this section, all the missing pages can be noted - 6273, 6287, 6300, 6332, 6337 and 6355. So, 6 out of 91 pages missing (6.5%) from this one small section.

In the famous words of that fantastic Scottish football commentator, David Francey, "Oh, dearie, dearie, me".

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm having a total disaster finding anything now, bring back the old site.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just run across this new "search engine" for the L/Gazette - and it works!
Although orginally designed to cover the WW2 period, by using the "advanced search" feature you can now select any period between 1914 and 1946.
http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/gazettefinder/gazettefinderindex.html

See http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?16849-Alternative-Search-Engine-for-London-Gazette
for background.
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