The New FamilySearch (NFS) rollout has resumed after a two-week hiatus, probably caused by the NFS outage at the end of June followed by the U.S. Independence Day holiday, last week. And it resumed with gusto. For the first time ever, 5 districts were activated on a single day.
Eureka! With the release of Newport Beach and Redlands, all 7 California temple districts are now on NFS. The only state with more temple districts than California is Utah, where no districts are using NFS. Utah is thought to be last on the rollout schedule. Redlands was beginning to give up hope, wondering if they were on hold like Las Vegas. The two were the last of the large group notified 8 Nov 2007. Now there is one.
Caracas Venezuela and Santiago Chile went active Tuesday. Both are in South American countries with single temples. Brazil is the only multi-temple country in South America. South America only has 5 temples to go.
Johannesburg South Africa was the second of three African temples to go live. If Nigeria goes soon enough, Africa could be the second continent to be completed, following Australia.
But Africa may not be #2 if the rumors are true concerning Europe. Some people have heard that the entire Europe Area will be activated at the same time. I wouldn't be too certain about that. As you can see from the blinking dots across Northern Europe, dates for several districts were just announced and they aren't all on the same day. Here's what we know about Europe:
- Helsinki Finland - ei sana (no word, yet)
- Frankfurt and Freiberg Germany - nein wort (I haven't heard a peep)
- London England - 16-September-2008
- Preston England - about 16-September-2008
- Stockholm Sweden - about 5-August-2008
- Copenhagen Denmark - about 29-July-2008
- The Hague - 5-August-2008
Mexico has 4 to go, the Caribbean has but 1. Pretty soon we'll be down to temple districts with non-Roman alphabets and IOUS problems.
See the latest updates at Temple Districts Using New FamilySearch. As always, keep me informed and stay tuned...
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