Thursday, July 26, 2012

Editing Comes to Family Tree


FamilySearch Sign In

When  you sign in to FamilySearch, you now have the option to stay signed in for 2 weeks.  If you click the checkbox, you also get a warning to avoid using this option if you are on a shared or public computer.


Big News Family Editing Comes to FamilySearch Family Tree
 
FamilySearch is a moving target. No matter what you knew about it yesterday, you  need to look at it today to see what is going on. Here is a summary of the different parts of FamilySearch and the latest news:   

Family Tree is part of the biggest change being made to the FamilySearch.org website. Good news and waiting. Family Tree is the replacement for New.FamilySearch.org.  There are a series of incremental changes going on nearly constantly. For example, today I found that 
  • marriage dates can be edited or deleted. 
  • Family relationships can also be edited, such as biological, adopted, step etc. 
  • You can also change the parents of a child. 
  • You can also add a source directly to a marriage and a child relationship. 
  • In short, all of the incorrect family relationships in New.FamilySearch.org can now be edited in Family Tree. 
  • You can also add people to the database. 
I hope you realize how big this really is!!!  Get to work and correct your family!  This program isopen to anyone who wants to register (or who has already registered) by clicking on the Help menu and reading the instructions concerning how to sign into the program. 
  
Source: James Tanner, Genealogy's Star  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Family Tree Available to All

James Tanner, in his "Genealogy's Star" blog today, tells us: 
Family Tree is available through a link on the FamilySearch.org website, but you have to initiate the link before it will appear. The instructions for gaining access to the program on a PDF file called Gaining Access to the FamilySearch Family Tree (pdf). Here are the instructions: 


1. Go to http://www.familysearch.org/invite/familytree_tab.
2. Enter the required information in the fields provided.
Important: When you enter your user name and password, enter the same user name and password that you use on familysearch.org and new.familysearch.org. This lets you see your FamilySearch Family Tree and all of your changes as they appear in new.familysearch.org in the FamilySearch Family Tree.
3. Click Register.
The FamilySearch Family Tree appears. You are in the main position on the screen. To get to the FamilySearch Family Tree from now on, go to www.familysearch.org, and sign in. The link to the Family Tree appears in the upper-left corner of the screen, next to the FamilySearch logo. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Family Editing Possible at Family Tree


Big News Family Editing Comes to FamilySearch Family Tree

FamilySearch is a moving target. No matter what you knew about it yesterday, you need to look at it today to see what is going on. Here is a summary of the (one of the) different parts of FamilySearch and the latest news:

Family Tree is part of the biggest change being made to the FamilySearch.org website. Good news and waiting. Family Tree is the replacement forNew.FamilySearch.org.  There are a series of incremental changes going on nearly constantly. For example, today I found that marriage dates can be edited or deleted. Family relationships can also be edited, such as biological, adopted, step etc. You can also change the parents of a child. You can also add a source directly to a marriage and a child relationship. In short, all of the incorrect family relationships in New.FamilySearch.org can now be edited in Family Tree.

You can also add people to the database. I hope you realize how big this really is!!! 

Get to work and correct your family!
Source: James Tanner at "Genealogy's Star" Blog Wed. July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Life After the 1940 Census

Thanks to the contributions of over 136,000 indexers, the 1940 US Census project is well ahead of schedule. Indexing and arbitration of all states is expected to be complete in July. The indexes for many states have already been published at FamilySearch.org. The remainder will be published soon. Volunteers are naturally concerned about maintaining their enthusiasm. FamilySearch is pleased to announce that following completion of the 1940 US Census, a major effort will commence to index US Immigration and Naturalization records. As the U. S. is a nation of immigrant families, this is a foundational element of American research. Many millions of these records are currently available as images in the FamilySearch collections, but now must be indexed in order to make them searchable. As with the 1940 US Census, FamilySearch will seek support from genealogical societies and the general public. Source: FamilySearch Blog, June 29, 2012