Traditional pedigree view is being redesigned. It will have the look and much of the same feel of the landscape view. It will also have some of the same functions that are found in the descendancy view, for example, data errors, hints, and so on. It also offers new options to change colors
There are a number of significant improvements to this popular view. These improvements include:
- Marriage Information—Each couple link will now display the marriage date and place.
- Scrolling—Users can now use their mouse scroll to move the view.
- Photos—The preferred photo will be displayed for each person.
- Indicators—Indicators (or icons) for research suggestions, data problems, and record hints will be displayed for each person.
- Two Color Schemes—Users can now choose between two color schemes (Daybreak and Nightshade).
- Simplified Alternate Parent and Spouse Selectors—It’s now much easier to select preferred parents or spouses.
- Easier to Identify the Descendant—Direct descendants of an ancestor now stand out in contrast to their spouses.
- No Hover Actions—The links to additional information are always displayed (for example, the links that allow you to see the children of a couple or other parents or spouses). This feature improves support for touch pad devices.
This new look is being slowly rolled out at random to some members of the FamilySearch community. Right now only about 5% of users can see the changes. Don’t fear if you have not seen these changes yet on your own Family Tree. They are coming!