Search function not working? [closed]

+3 votes
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Over the past weekend I've been unable to search for a profile by profile number. After I fill in the profile number and hit the enter key, the system continues to display indefinitely the message "Waiting for www.wikitree.com..."
WikiTree profile: Barnum-2267
closed with the note: Appears to be fixed
in WikiTree Tech by Patrick Barnum G2G6 Mach 5 (51.4k points)
closed by Julie Ricketts
I just tried it, and it is working for me.

2 Answers

+1 vote
You don't 'search' for a Profile ID.  You change the end of the URL to include the url desired.

If the url has https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:EditPerson, you have to replace the 'Special:EditPerson' with the Wikitree ID.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
If you choose the Search item from the Find menu, you can scroll down to section 3 (search for ancestor matches) and there is a box where you can enter a profile ID.
Ok, I just tried what you said and it worked for me using my own ID.
I tried it with my sister's ID, since she is living and it worked correctly.  The Barnum profile you mentioned is living, so I wanted to check a relative that was living in case that was the problem.
Yes, I'm aware of that method, but both methods were working until this past weekend, when the Search function temporarily stopped working for me using any of its various search boxes.
+2 votes
After I posted this message I tried using the Search function with most of the other boxes (Name, Date Range, Married Name, Ancestor Matches, Any Text, etc.) and none of them worked. That was the case all yesterday afternoon and evening. This morning I've tried many of the same functions and they now all work fine.
by Patrick Barnum G2G6 Mach 5 (51.4k points)

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