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    I've been looking at Ancestry's London, England, Poor Law Records, 1517-1973 and they seem to have duplicated their results in a mad way. For example, for 'Southwark, Camberwell, Orders of Removal, Settlement and Relief 1894-96' they have 2,530,913 matches, and they are all the same. It's the same with other boroughs too.
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    Eh? When I call up that category

    Southwark > Camberwell > Orders of Removal > Settlement and Relief, 1894-1896

    I just see 204 pages all different and all looking much as I would expect.

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    There are at least 200 pages, and they are all identical.

    Now I get this: Check Back Soon
    We're sorry but search.Ancestry.co.uk is temporarily unavailable. We are undergoing routine maintenance or we may be experiencing unexpected technical problems. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience as we work to correct the situation. Check back with us shortly.
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    Don't you see 204 separate 'matches' for this category? If you go into them, they are all identical.

    Ah, I see what has happened. 204 matches = 204 pages in the book, and each one has come up separately. How mad is that?
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    Ah you're using that search panel. Knowing that it wasn't transcribed I just went straight to the Browse panel on the right and everything appeared normal to me.

    Surely the Search panel is just a waste of space if the records haven't been transcribed

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    Search panel? What am I doing wrong? I go in from Card Catalogue. Nothing ever seems very visible in Ancestry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasin View Post
    Search panel? What am I doing wrong? I go in from Card Catalogue.
    This was a genuine question, and I would appreciate some help. Where, or how, should I be looking, please?

    Oh, it's OK. I see now what Peter meant by Search Panel.
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