Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New FamilySearch Retires in December

FamilySearch recently started to warn visitors to the new.FamilySearch.org website that it would be retired (my word) in December. I say “retired” because users will no longer be able to make changes. However, it will not go away at that time. It will become “Read Only.” Users will be forced to switch to FamilySearch Family Tree.

Notification that New FamilySearch will be retired to read-only status in December 2013

The notice, pictured above, does not specify when the change will occur.

For those of you who can’t see the image above, here is the full text of the notice:

December 2013 new.familysearch.org Becomes Read Only

The next step to fully implement FamilySearch Family Tree on FamilySearch.org is to change new.familysearch.org to read-only status. This milestone will occur in December 2013.

Users will still be able to view information on new.familysearch.org after the change, but users will no longer be able to edit or change information.

Users have many reasons to switch from new.familysearch.org to FamilySearch Family Tree. They can:

  1. Correct information about ancestors and relationships.
  2. Find valuable records for any ancestor, right from the person page.
  3. Add sources to ancestors with a few simple mouse clicks.
  4. Add photos, documents, and stories to ancestors.
  5. Print fan charts, pedigrees, and family group records.

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