Friday, April 27, 2012

Family Tree Access

The following article was posted on the Family Search blog today. It's very important so I'm re-posting it here. 

Family Tree Access

As a family history consultant, you should be aware of the new Family Tree on FamilySearch.org that we will be releasing to the public in the next few months. At this time we would like to invite you to use it before it releases to the general public. We need your participation to help us make it better.
Please keep in mind that features and menus may change at this stage of development, as your experience using the program also likely will.
Once the features and functions are in place, the Family Tree will replace new.familysearch.org and will be freely and publicly available to all people around the world.
The Family Tree will let you:
  • Connect and collaborate with others who share an interest in a common ancestral line.
  • Add, edit, and delete relationships between individuals in the Family Tree. –Coming soon!
  • Discuss and source vital family tree information to improve conclusions over time.
  • Add specific ancestors to a personal “Watch List” to receive notifications whenever information about those ancestors is added or changed.
  • Try out new features and functionality as they are added over the coming months.
Get started today! Please follow the instructions below to activate your account and help pioneer this new approach to family history.
First-Time Account Activation for Access to the Family Tree
To activate your current FamilySearch Account for access to the Family Tree, just sign in on the special access page. Go to http://familysearch.org/invite/familytree_tab to sign in using your normal user name and password. This will be the only time you will need to access this page.




The first time you sign in, you will be automatically redirected to your family tree section on the main FamilySearch.org website. That’s right. You will now be able to access your family tree information right on FamilySearch.org!
All of the information from new.familysearch.org has been conveniently added to the Family Tree, and any changes you make in either system will be available in both systems. Your family tree and other features can be accessed when you click on the Family Tree tab at the top left of the web page.
Once you activate your account, you can then access the Family Tree anytime you sign in to the FamilySearch.org website. Be sure to always sign in. If you are not signed in, the Family Tree link will not appear on the site.
Got a Question?
If you need help, contact Support at 1-866-506-1830 or support@familysearch.org. Please note that help for this program is currently limited to assisting you to access the Family Tree.
A complete user guide for the Family Tree is available online to help you get started. Additional support materials are being added regularly. Any time you need this information, just click the Help link on familysearch.org.
Your Feedback Is Important
During these initial stages of the Family Tree, your experiences, insights, and ideas will help us to refine the process. Please take the time to share your thoughts by clicking the orange Feedback tab found on the top right of the web pages. You’ll also be able to view the comments made by others.








We hope that you enjoy exploring the Family Tree and that you find much joy as you discover more about your family history. We look forward to you learning and championing this amazing new feature as it comes online.

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