Friday, March 27, 2009

A History of the NFS Rollout B.R.Z.

This article is a historic snapshot of the rollout of New Family Search (NFS) in the period "Before the Red Zone" (B.R.Z.). The Red Zone has also been called "the extended Wasatch Front" and consists of Utah and Idaho. Like the letter Y among vowels, Las Vegas was sometimes included. This article previously appeared as "Temple Districts Using New FamilySearch." The current article can still be found at that link.

Table data: through Tuesday, 27-Jan-2009
Map date: Tuesday, 14-Oct-2008
Latest Article: NFS Rollout

This map shows the state of the New FamilySearch (NFS) roll out as of the date indicated. Green dots are districts using NFS. Yellow dots have been notified the rollout will occur soon, usually within 3 or 4 months. Red dots are other temples and purple squares indicate where future temples are in various stages of construction. Internet Explorer users can hover over a dot to see the name of the temple.

New FamilySearch Rollout Map for 14-Oct-2008

Temple Districts With New FamilySearch

This table shows temple districts using NFS and the order in which they were released. LDS Tech states that the rollout "will take about 18 months from when the first temple is put online," which was St. Louis on 26-Jun-2007. In this and subsequent tables, asterisks (*) mark new or recently updated information.

# District Notified Activated
1 St. Louis Missouri 9-May-2007 26-Jun-2007
2 Reno Nevada 9-May-2007 17-Jul-2007
3 Billings Montana 15-Aug-2007 28-Aug-2007
4 Orlando Florida 2-Jul-2007 28-Aug-2007
5 Albuquerque New Mexico 5-Sep-2007 30-Oct-2007
6 Cardston Alberta 5-Sep-2007 30-Oct-2007
7 San Diego California 11-Oct-2007 27-Nov-2007
8 Baton Rouge Louisiana 9-Oct-2007 4-Dec-2007
9 Fresno California 8-Oct-2007 11-Dec-2007
10 Guatemala City Unknown 11-Dec-2007
11 Villahermosa México Unknown 18-Dec-2007
12 San Antonio Texas 8-Nov-2007 8-Jan-2008
13 Sacramento California 8-Nov-2007 8-Jan-2008
14 Winter Quarters Nebraska 8-Nov-2007 15-Jan-2008
15 Los Angeles California 4-Nov-2007 22-Jan-2008
16 Colonia Juárez México Unknown 29-Jan-2008
17 Guadalajara México Unknown 29-Jan-2008
18 Columbus Ohio 8-Nov-2007 29-Jan-2008
19 Mesa Arizona 8-Nov-2007 5-Feb-2008
20 Snowflake Arizona 8-Nov-2007 5-Feb-2008
21 Oakland California 8-Nov-2007 5-Feb-2008
22 Boston Massachusetts 8-Nov-2007 12-Feb-2008
23 Detroit Michigan 8-Nov-2007 12-Feb-2008
24 Asunción Paraguay 30 Nov 2007 19-Feb-2008
25 Kona Hawaii 8-Nov-2007 19-Feb-2008
26 Laie Hawaii 8-Nov-2007 19-Feb-2008
27 Bismarck North Dakota 8-Nov-2007 8-Apr-2008
28 Monterrey México Unknown 8-Apr-2008
29 Oaxaca México Unknown 15-Apr-2008
30 Toronto Ontario 3-Jan-2008 15-Apr-2008
31 Dallas Texas 8-Nov-2007 22-Apr-2008
32 Melbourne Australia 8-Nov-2007 22-Apr-2008
33 Perth Australia 19-Nov-2007 22-Apr-2008
34 Bern Switzerland <8-Feb-2008 29-Apr-2008
35 Adelaide Australia Unknown 6-May-2008
36 Brisbane Australia Unknown 6-May-2008
37 Campinas Brazil Unknown 6-May-2008
38 Sydney Australia 8-Nov-2007 6-May-2008
39 Houston Texas 29-Nov-2007 13-May-2008
40 Lubbock Texas ~22-Jan-2008 13-May-2008
41 Porto Alegre Brazil Unknown 13-May-2008
42 Bogotá Columbia Unknown 20-May-2008
43 Chicago Illinois Abt Jan-2008 20-May-2008
44 Halifax Nova Scotia 9-Jan-2008 20-May-2008
45 Manhattan New York 20-Dec-2007 20-May-2008
47 Accra Ghana Unknown 3-Jun-2008
46 Curitiba Brazil New Temple 3-Jun-2008
48 São Paulo Brazil Unknown 3-Jun-2008
49 Vera Cruz México Unknown 3-Jun-2008
50 Madrid Spain 26-Jan-2008 10-Jun-2008
51 Nashville Tennessee 24-Dec-2007 10-Jun-2008
52 San Jose Costa Rica 30-Dec-2007 10-Jun-2008
53 Ciudad Juárez México Unknown 17-Jun-2008
54 Hermosillo Sonora México Unknown 17-Jun-2008
55 Birmingham Alabama 22-Jan-2008 24-Jun-2008
56 Raleigh North Carolina 3-Jun-2008 24-Jun-2008
57 Caracas Venezuela Unknown 8-Jul-2008
58 Johannesburg South Africa 21-Dec-2007 8-Jul-2008
59 Newport Beach California 29-Nov-2007 8-Jul-2008
60 Redlands California 8-Nov-2007 8-Jul-2008
61 Santiago Chile Unknown 8-Jul-2008
62 Buenos Aires Argentina 30 Nov 2007 15-Jul-2008
63 Frankfurt Germany 2-Jul-2008 15-Jul-2008
64 Freiberg Germany <8-Feb-2008 15-Jul-2008
65 Lima Peru Unknown 15-July-2007
66 Manila Philippines Unknown 15-Jul-2008
67 Apia Samoa Unknown 29-Jul-2008
68 Copenhagen Denmark 30-Jun-2008 29-Jul-2008
69 Helsinki Finland 2007 29-Jul-2008
70 Recife Brazil Unknown 29-Jul-2008
71 Nauvoo Illinois 21-Apr-2008 5-Aug-2008
72 Stockholm Sweden 6-Jul-2008 5-Aug-2008
73 The Hague Netherlands 21-Apr-2008 5-Aug-2008
74 Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Unknown 5-Aug-2008
75 Mérida Yucatan México Unknown 12-Aug-2008
76 Montevideo Uruguay Unknown 12-Aug-2008
77 Panamá City Panamá Unknown 12-Aug-2008
78 Papeete Tahiti Unknown 12-Aug-2008
79 Columbia South Carolina 14-May-2008 19-Aug-2008
80 Santo Domingo Dom. Rep. Unknown 19-Aug-2008
81 Suva Fiji Unknown 19-Aug-2008
82 Tampico México Unknown 19-Aug-2008
83 Edmonton Canada 14-May-2008 26-Aug-2008
84 Guayaquil Ecuador Unknown 26-Aug-2008
85 Nuku alofa Tonga Unknown 26-Aug-2008
86 Palmyra New York 14-May-2008 26-Aug-2008
87 Atlanta Georgia 20-May-2008 9-Sep-2008
88 Columbia River Washington 24-May-2008 9-Sep-2008
89 Louisville Kentucky 22-May-2008 9-Sep-2008
90 St. Paul Minnesota 22-May-2008 9-Sep-2008
91 Cochabamba Bolivia Unknown 16-Sep-2008
92 Denver Colorado 29-May-2008 16-Sep-2008
93 London England 29-May-2008 16-Sep-2008
94 Preston England <29-May-2008 16-Sep-2008
95 Regina Saskatchewan <25-Jun-2008 23-Sep-2008
96 Seattle Washington 5-Jun-2008 23-Sep-2008
97 Washington, D.C. 5-Jun-2008 23-Sep-2008
98 Medford Oregon 18-Jun-2008 30-Sep-2008
99 Memphis Tennessee Unknown 30-Sep-2008
100 Spokane Washington 12-Jun-2008 30-Sep-2008
101 Anchorage Alaska 19-Jun-2008 7-Oct-2008
102 Montréal Québec 19-Jun-2008 7-Oct-2008
103 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 19-Jun-2008 7-Oct-2008
104 Portland Oregon 19-Jun-2008 7-Oct-2008
105 Aba Nigeria Unknown 14-Oct-2008
106 Hamilton New Zealand Unknown 14-Oct-2008
107 México City México 28-Jul-2008 18-Nov-2008
108 Las Vegas Nevada 2-Dec-2008 27-Jan-2009

Temple Districts In Transition

Registered family history consultants and leaders are notified when their temple districts are about to change to NFS. (Consultants and leaders may register at .) The initial notification usually gives an approximate time frame of 3 or 4 months for the NFS release, but not a specific date. A final notification gives the date to stop using TempleReady, the date all temple district members can access NFS and the date the temple will begin using NFS.

The table below shows an alphabetical list of temple districts that have received notification, but are not yet using NFS.

. District Notified Release Target

Temples Possibly on Hold

. District Date of Info Information
. Boise Idaho Oct-2008 On hold
. Idaho Falls Idaho Oct-2008 On hold
. Rexburg Idaho Oct-2008 On hold
. Twin Falls Idaho Oct-2008 On hold
. Bountiful Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Jordan River Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Logan Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Manti Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Monticello Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Mt. Timpanogos Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Ogden Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Provo Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Salt Lake Oct-2008 On hold
. St. George Utah Oct-2008 On hold
. Vernal Utah Oct-2008 On hold

Temples Using Non-Roman Writing Systems

If Hong Kong is delayed until 2009 as rumored, it may be that some or all of this group will be delayed as well.

. District Date of Info Information
. Fukuoka Japan - Non-Roman
. Hong Kong China 19-May-2008 May be 2009
. Seoul Korea - Non-Roman
. Taipei Taiwan - Non-Roman
. Tokyo Japan - Non-Roman

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1 comment:

  1. Twin Falls was given an April 14th date for going live.