Rollout of the new FamilySearch Tree (NFS) to the general public is eagerly anticipated by many. Before that can start, FamilySearch must complete the rollout to members of its sponsor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The rollout has stalled several times. The latest occurred after the Salt Lake Temple district in June of 2009, when the rollout stalled on the Church’s Oriental temples.
An announcement1 by FamilySearch indicates the rollout is now moving forward there:
|Taipei Taiwan||Scheduled for 1 October 2010|
|Seoul Korea||Scheduled for 12 October 2010|
|Hong Kong, China||Scheduled for 22 October 2010|
|Fukuoka Japan||Rolled out to consultants|
|Tokyo Japan||Rolled out to consultants|
It is hard to do genealogy very long before learning about the connection between FamilySearch and the temples of its sponsor. While various online writers have done a good job explaining the connection, a new booklet by the Church gives official answers. Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be read online (without the pressure of two white shirts in your living room :-).
After completed to Church members, can the general public be far behind? Or will the rollout stall again?
1. “new FamilySearch: Which Temple Districts are Live?” FamilySearch Help Center (familysearch.org : accessed 8 October 2010), document ID 102463.