I'm happy to provide an updated New FamilySearch (NFS) rollout map and announce that Elvis has left the building! And since the last map update six temples have gone live, bringing the total number of temples using NFS to an even 100! Lastly, we've learned the release dates for the last two non-red-zone temples.
The six temples that went live were
- 23-Sep-2008: Saskatchewan, Seattle and Washington D.C.
- 30-Sep-2008: Medford Oregon, Memphis and Spokane
The schedule for the remaining non-red-zone temples is
- 7-Oct-2008: Anchorage, Montreal, Oklahoma and Portland
- 14-Oct-2008: Nigeria and New Zealand
- 16-Nov-2008: Mexico City temple is rededicated.
As for the red zone, you'll remember my feeling that if the red zone (Utah, Idaho and Vegas) were to get NFS in 2008 that we would receive word soon after the release of version 0.94. Since no one received word, I assume that version 0.94 did not "patch" the IOUS issue well enough to allow the release to the red zone. The next release, 0.95, if scheduled as normal, will be mid-February 2009.
I suppose I should pass on a rumor floating around the Internet. It states that the red zone will not get NFS until the version known as Family Tree on labs.familysearch.org is available. Will there be a release of FamilySearch Family Tree before the end of the year? Will it allow the red zone to enter the transition phase of the roll out? Stay tuned...