FamilySearch.org has two new features that have either already been implemented into Family Tree or will be coming shortly.
- The Family Tree now has a What’s New link.
- This week, the FamilySearch home page will show more data from your family tree when the Family Tree image is active on the carousel (that part of the home page with the pictures that change from Fan Chart to Photos, Family Tree, etc.)
Family Tree: What’s New
Family Tree has added a What’s New link. This will let us keep all of our users updated with news of new features. The link is located on the page header.
Clicking this link takes you to the most recent articles about Family Tree on the FamilySearch blog.
The FamilySearch blog posts articles that are relevant and important to all our users. This is where we communicate changes and updates to FamilySearch as well as additions to our record collections.
Over time, we expect all of the major sections of FamilySearch (search, photos, etc.) to also include a similar link, so we can help keep people informed about updates to other parts of the site as well.
FamilySearch.org Home Page: Your Pedigree Shows on Carousel
Currently on the home page, when you click the Family Tree option, you see your own name on the first spot on the pedigree. But there are only labels for spouse, father, mother, etc.
If the current plans hold, this display will change somewhat on 5 December. Instead of the labels, you will see names of your spouse, parents, and in-laws if that data is available in Family Tree. This should be working in all character sets, including the Asian ones.
Below is currently what the screen looks like.
Below is what the news format will look like.