21 December 2010
Ancestry Family Search Chrome Extension
Until a few weeks ago, I’d still not written any publicly available extensions, but then I saw this tweet from EricaJoy:
Half asleep thought, must write down before passing out. Chrome extension for searching familysearch.org for Ancestry.com relatives. SLEEEP.
That sounded like a pretty good idea to me and something that would be easy to write too. A quick search of the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery suggested nothing like it already existed either. After a few hours of coding, I gave Erica a copy of the extension to install and test. Feedback was good, so I uploaded it to the gallery for other genealogy enthusiasts to enjoy:
- Ancestry Family Search Extension (Chrome Web Store)
I’m pleasantly surprised to see that it’s already got 156 users, 93 weekly installs and an average of 4 stars from 8 ratings. If you install the extension and discover a bug or have an idea for a feature request, you can send me your comments using the feedback form.
Note: I had a couple of issues with the extension when FamilySearch.org moved their search from beta.familysearch.org to www.familysearch.org which meant I needed to update the permissions but those should be fixed now. I’m also aware that the search criteria is no longer displayed on the results page but I hope to fix that in the next version.