It seems like a lot of people are talking about the next generation familysearch.org web site. The public preview of the beta test site (beta.familysearch.org) has recently been expanded. The site includes a new look, a new navigation system, and a host of revised features.
There is also something else very important about the site—you. The FamilySearch staff is eager for people to explore the site and test the tools. Even more, we hope visitors will provide feedback to improve the experience. To emphasize the point, a new “feedback” tab is prominently placed on the right side of each page. It isn’t often that visitors have the opportunity to help guide the development of a major web site, so don’t miss this one!
There are several areas you’ll want to check out on the site. One of the most obvious changes is a new search engine for finding and viewing records. The new search engine manages multiple databases, indexes, and images. The intent is to quickly and easily provide results based on user preferences. Although still under development, visitors can freely search hundreds of millions of names from a variety of records.
The beta test site also integrates several other key features, including the Research Wiki, Forums, and Indexing. So, please spend some time with the next generation familysearch.org web site and let us know how we can do better!