Thursday, December 9, 2010

FamilySearch Poised to Replace www.familysearch.org

Indications are surfacing publicly that FamilySearch is readying to replace www.familysearch.org with beta.familysearch.org possibly before the end of the year.

“[The] FamilySearch website will change to a new version by [the] end of 2010,” says a December newsletter sent to Salt Lake area family history consultants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The newsletter excerpts a document made public by FamilySearch titled Adjusting to the New Version of www.familysearch.org (8 December 2010).

The document outlines the differences between the previous site and the new site and explains how to perform tasks commonly done on the old site.

“The updated version of the FamilySearch website gives you a richer family history experience by putting all FamilySearch content, services, and products on the same site,” according to the document.

Not everything has been moved to the new site yet, such as the Pedigree Resource File. “Until it is available, scroll to the bottom of [the] screen, and click Use the previous version of FamilySearch.org.”

“The Social Security Death Index will be added to the website on or shortly after 10 December 2010.”

I’ll report more as I have time. Stay tuned…

1 comment:

  1. "The newsletter excerpts a document made public by FamilySearch titled Adjusting to the New Version of www.familysearch.org (8 December 2010).

    The document outlines the differences between the previous site and the new site and explains how to perform tasks commonly done on the old site."


    Is it possible for me to find a copy of that document?

    Marie Blocher
    mdblocher@excite.com

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