In the next step of a series of milestones to fully implement FamilySearch Family Tree on FamilySearch.org, new.FamilySearch.org is scheduled for Read-only status at the end of this year.
“We view this process, coupled with the wonderful new features that are being rolled out on FamilySearch.org, as the next step to giving our patrons the best online experience possible,” said Ron Tanner, Family Tree product manager. “With the capabilities the Family Tree has, we are excited to migrate all of our users to this unified, collaborative platform. There are so many advantages for users to make the move to Family Tree, it makes sense for everyone.”
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.
There are many reasons new.FamilySearch.org users would want to move to FamilySearch Family Tree:
- Family Tree has expanded and enhanced search, pedigree and notification features.
- The ability to add photos and stories to persons in Family Tree.
- The ability to correct the information about your ancestors and relationships in Family Tree.
- FamilySearch will find valuable sources for you on any ancestor right from their person page.
- Adding sources to your Family Tree with a few simple mouse clicks.
Printable family group records and colorful seven-generation fan charts. The transition to Family Tree is scheduled to conclude with the closure of new.FamilySearch.org at the end of the year 2014.