Salt Lake City ran into winter this week like a brick wall. There's a lot of people walking around with red noses. Speaking of red, the only remaining red--or yellow for that matter--left on the map is in two groups: the "extended" Wasatch Front (what I call the red zone) and the Orient (where red is considered the color of good fortune).
Since the last map update six temples have gone live with New FamilySearch (NFS):
- 7-Oct-2008: Anchorage, Montreal, Oklahoma and Portland
- 14-Oct-2008: Nigeria and New Zealand
The major milestones reached since the last map update are
- With New Zealand live, the isles of the Pacific and the southern hemisphere are both done.
- Nigeria went live, so Africa is complete.
- Montreal was the last temple needed to complete Canada.
- Other than the red zone, the conversion of Anchorage, Oklahoma and Portland completes the United States.
Other map changes:
- I added the new temples announced in conference (albeit without temple names in hover help).
- I moved Edmonton a bit, as I may have had it in the wrong spot.
- I fixed a couple of temples that should have been green in the last map.
I misspoke last time about the timing of the next release. If there is a release at the midpoint of each quarter, then the next two releases of NFS will be mid-November 2008 and mid-February 2009. I'm not certain when the next release of FamilySearch Family Tree (now on labs.familysearch.org) will be. It's just as well; since the release schedule has never been shared publicly, even if I knew I wouldn't be able to tell you.
Here's something I do know. A meeting was held this morning to discuss the release of NFS to the red zone!!! Yahoo!
I mean that's all I know.
What! You don't think they would tell the Ancestry Insider what they decided, do you? Duh!
If you hear anything that you're at liberty to share, give me a shout at AncestryInsider@gmail.com .