30 November 2012

FamilySearch.org upgrades

I've been waiting for the news to hear that Familysearch.org has updates for Family Tree. Here's what FamilySearch.org says,

"Family Tree merges the best features and data from new.FamilySearch.org and adds powerful tools for data accuracy, usability, and collaboration. Available now to current users of new.FamilySearch.org, Family Tree provides a way to share information, compare research, and go further faster by working together.


- You can try Family Tree by going to FamilySearch.org and signing in with your user name and password. Family Tree will then appear in the navigation menu at the top of the screen.
- View a video that shows 7 reasons to be excited about the upgrade to Family Tree.

Family Tree provides an updated approach to organizing and recording genealogy online. It will eventually replace new.FamilySearch.org as the Church's system for submitting names for temple work. As a user of Family Tree, you can:

Organize family information into a genealogy tree.
Easily submit names for temple work.
Edit and delete incorrect data, including relationships.
Connect and collaborate with others on shared family lines.
Provide sources and link to online information that shows where you found family information.
FamilySearch has created a training website to help you make the most out of Family Tree. It gives you access to training videos, a reference guide, webinars, practice exercises, and much more.

Development on Family Tree is progressing quickly, and several features will be added in the next few months. Some of these new features will include:

The ability to use Family Tree on behalf of someone else (helper).
Additional features to reduce merging of nonduplicate records.
The migration from new.FamilySearch.org of individual and family notes as well as sources entered by users.
The ability to print pedigree charts, family group records, and other reports.
We've come a long way with FamilySearch.org over the years, and we are committed to go even further. We invite you to begin your Family Tree journey today, and don't hesitate to let us know what you think!"

This news is exciting to me! Since I don't live in Samoa access to records are a little difficult for me but I'm hoping to work on genealogy collaboration with my relatives in Samoa with the new features on FamilyTree.

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