The official announcement, “FamilySearch.org Website Changes,” came last night at 5:25pm.
If you haven’t yet, read my earlier article, “Comparing the Old and the New,” for a brief summary of what works and what doesn’t.
Initial feedback is somewhat polarized and can be grouped around these sentiments:
- What happened to (blank)? Fill in: IGI, PRF, Ancestral File, Historical Books,… (Aren’t you glad you read the Ancestry Insider? :-)
- It looks great, but…
- Don’t like changes. It is harder to use.
- Search used to be much better. (Do I hear Ancestry.com chuckling?)
- Wow! More records!
Some of the comments make you wonder. I thought this one was interesting:
“What happened to the ability to make changes to our own previous submissions?”
What do you think of the new site? Ready for prime-time? What needs to be fixed before FamilySearch shuts down the old site? Do you have favorite bookmarks that are now broken? What kudos can you give?
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