Tuesday, July 31, 2007

News from BYU Family History Conference

New FamilySearch (nFS) recently went live in Reno according to product manager, Jim Greene, speaking at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference in Provo, Utah earlier today. St. Louis is the only other temple district currently using the new program.

Greene called the current release a "foundational release" and indicated that regular updates will occur; two are scheduled prior to rolling out nFS in Utah, which will be in "a year or so." Greene said the updates would contain "features that we already know about and have planned to include" and "new features based on usage and feedback."

After the Church wide roll-out, then they would move on to releasing the product to the rest of the world. For more information about the rollout, see New FamilySearch Rollout Accidentally Announced and Temple Districts Using New FamilySearch.

Participants at the conference are being given temporary accounts to the new FamilySearch. The Insider expects one or more kind souls will share some screen shots so you can see how the system looks.

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