Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NFS Rollout News for the Autumn Equinox

Once again we have reached that time of year when people put their lives in danger trying to cross the east-west streets of Salt Lake City. Like a municipal Stonehenge, the sun, the pedestrian’s skull, the car’s bumper, and the driver’s eyes form a perfect line.

And once again its time for a New FamilySearch (NFS) update, with a new map, showing the deployment of NFS to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New FamilySearch Rollout Map for 21 Sep 2009

Since the last map update, the Idaho Falls rollout completed. This finishes the entire state of Idaho, leaving just Utah and the non-Roman language temples in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, and Korea.

The big news of the day is that Ogden is next. Next Monday Provo will finish and Ogden will start. I don’t know if it is intentional, but I see a pattern emerging:

  • Boise (temple furthest away towards the north)
  • St. George (temple furthest away to the south)
  • Idaho Falls (north)
  • Provo (south)
  • Ogden (north)

So! Who do you think will be next? Might it go…

  • Mt. Timpanogos?,
  • Bountiful?,
  • Draper?,
  • Salt Lake?,
  • Oquirrh?, and
  • Jordan River?

The number of stakes going live since the August release of NFS has been:

  • 31 Aug 2009: 29
  • 7 Sep 2009: 30
  • 14 Sep 2009: 40
  • 21 Sep 2009: 39
  • 28 Sep 2009: 41

If the number of stakes going live continues to be 40 per week, then going forward, the schedule might be:

  Ogden ? 5 Oct 2009 (40) ?
12 Oct 2009 (19) ?
  Mt. Timpanogos ? 12 Oct 2009 (21) ?
19 Oct 2009 (40) ?
  Bountiful ? 26 Oct 2009 (32) ?
  Draper ? 26 Oct 2009 (8) ?
2 Nov 2009 (17) ?
  Salt Lake ? 2 Nov 2009 (23) ?
9 Nov 2009 (40) ?
16 Nov 2009 (8) ?
  Oquirrh ? 16 Nov 2009 (26) ?
  Jordan River ? 16 Nov 2009 (6) ?
23 Nov 2009 (40) ?
30 Nov 2009 (40) ?
7 Dec 2009 (25) ?


I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS CORRECT!!! If I knew anything about the plans, I wouldn’t be able to share it with you. Fortunately, I don’t know so I’m free to speculate, just as any of you. The actual order may be different. Or the number of stakes going live per week could go up or down. Or the number of temples involved per week might be capped at 2, so my example schedule for 16 Nov 2009 might not be possible. Or a glitch could put the rollout on hold. Or the November 2009 release of NFS could speed up the rollout.

I just don’t know.

But unless the rollout is put on hold, we should all be live by the first Monday in December!!!

When your stake gets a go live date, let me know at AncestryInsider@gmail.com . And stay tuned to “Temple Districts Using New FamilySearch” for the latest news!


  1. Are you right about Ogden? I haven't gotten notification yet. How soon do they let consultants know?

    BTW I saw you at the FH Expo in Salt Lake. Thanks for some great info!

  2. gran2boys,

    Yes, I'm certain about Ogden. But that's the only one I am certain about. Past Ogden, all my guesses were conjecture. Good thing I shared when I did, however. Yesterday Jay Verkler shared with the department the list of remaining temples that might have been sorted according to the current rollout plan. Now that I've seen the list, I won't be able to publicly reveal the order. Should I tell you whether I was right or wrong...? Tempting...

    -- The Insider


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