Some eager programmer has decided to muck up the New York Passenger Lists browsing function.
In the past, this functionality allowed you to choose:
-- ship name
You were then presented with the manifest pages for that particular ship beginning with either the first page or the last page, depending on how the manifest was originally filmed.
Now they have changed both the input and output requirements for the browse. They have added the choice of browsing by Series and Roll. Whether that is useful remains to be seen. However, they have changed the "browse by date" methodology to make it more onerous and less specific.
One now begins by choosing whether to browse by Roll or Date. If Date is chosen, the option is then given to choose Year. Once a Year is chosen, the new drop-down asks for Month, then Day.
What comes up in the view screen is then hundreds of pages for all the ships arriving on that day which you then have to scroll through page by page looking for your target ship. WHAT A MESS.
To top it off, they didn't see fit to change the directions on how to browse the data:
To browse the images first select the “Year” in which you would like to search, followed by the “Month”, and finally the “Ship Name.”