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News

Here are all the quarterly newsletters

  • June 2017: Provides details on changes released in June and upcoming September changes.
  • March 2017: Provides details on changes released in March and upcoming June changes.
  • December 2016: Provides details on changes released in December and upcoming March changes.
  • September 2016: Provides details on changes released in September and upcoming December changes.

Webinars

To view past webinars select the webinar below.

FSDN Webinar: 2017 Q1 Release Review. View the PowerPoint slides.
Date: March 14, 2016
Time: 9:00am MDT
Duration:
Summary: David Hale talks about the 2017 Q1 Release.
FSDN Webinar: Quarterly Review.
Date: December 2016
Time: 9:00am MDT
Summary:
FSDN Webinar: New Release Process. View the PowerPoint slides.
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 9:00am MDT
Duration: 28 minutes (starts at 0:30)
Summary: Jimmy Zimmerman provides details on the new release process, as well as discussing the upcoming December changes.
FSDN Webinar: Tree Foundation Part 2. View the PowerPoint slides.
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 9:00am MST
Duration: 44 minutes (starts at 0:30)
Summary: Jimmy Zimmerman provides additional explanation, release schedule, and instructions on app testing for the transition to Tree Foundation. He also explains future enhancements that will be made later. You can download and install the DHC REST Client that Jimmy used in his demonstration.
FSDN Webinar: Tree Foundation Testing. View the PowerPoint slides.
Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 9:00am MST
Duration: 49 minutes (starts at 0:50)
Summary: Jimmy Zimmerman and Ryan Heaton provide explanation and instructions on app testing for the future transition to Tree Foundation.
FSDN Webinar: FamilySearch API Features and Roadmap
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 9:00am MST
Duration: 59 minutes (starts at 0:10)
Summary: Dean Payne and Ryan Heaton provide insight on current and future APIs.
FSDN Webinar: RootsTech Innovator Showdown 2016 Insights and Tips
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 9:00am MDT
Duration: 59 minutes (starts at 0:00)
Summary: David Pugmire provides industry data to show market opportunities, and tips on how to be a winner in the showdown.
FSDN Webinar: FamilySearch GedcomX - JavaScript SDK Overview
Date: August 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am MDT
Duration: 40 minutes (starts at 0:00)
Summary: Justin York presents an introduction to the GedcomX - JavaScript SDK.
FSDN Webinar: FamilySearch GedcomX - PHP SDK Overview
Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am MDT
Duration: 54 minutes (starts at 0:10)
Summary: Jimmy Zimmerman presents an introduction to the GedcomX - PHP SDK.
RootsTech Webinar: Sneak Peak for 2016
Date: May 19, 2015
Duration: 48 minutes (starts at 11:46)
Summary: David Pugmire and the RootsTech Team present a sneak peak into RootsTech 2016.
FSDN Webinar: Places and Memories API
Date: April 21, 2015
Duration: 52 minutes (Starts at 8:10)
Summary: Gordon Clarke presents an update to the FamilySearch Places and Memories API resorces.
FSDN Webinar: FamilySearch Developer Site Overview
Date: March 17, 2015
Duration: 28 minutes (starts at 4:21)
Summary: Vaughn Hepworth presents an overview of the updates to the content on the FamilySearch Developer website.
FSDN Webinar: Memories API
Date: April 15, 2014
Time: 1:00pm MDT
Duration: 31 minutes
Summary: Vaughn Hepworth presents an introductory overview of the Memories API, now in Beta.
FSDN Webinar: Building a Robust Client Using the FamilySearch API
Date: March 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm MDT
Duration: 48 minutes
Summary: Ryan Heaton presents a follow-up discussion of the "Building a Robust Client Using the FamilySearch API" presentation that was made at RootsTech 2014.
FSDN Gedcom X Webinar
Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 2:00pm MDT
Duration: 44 minutes
Summary: Ryan Heaton will present a follow-up discussion of the Gedcom X presentation that was made at RootsTech 2014. (See also GedcomX.org)
FSDN Marketing/Roadmap Webinar
Date: February 19, 2014
Duration: 52 minutes
Summary: Review marketing/roadmap of upcoming changes
    1. Private Spaces
    2. ARK Direct Paths
    3. OSS Direct Call
    4. Memories
    5. Sources
    6. Match (“Hinting”) module
    7. Javascript SDK
    8. RootsDevCon
RootsTech 2014 Video Archive
Selected keynote and popular speakers from the 2014 RootsTech conference
Introduction to FamilySearch API
Date: December 17, 2013
Duration: 34 minutes
Summary: This webinar introduces the resources available to learn the FamilySearch API.
    1. Purpose of the FamilySearch API
    2. The Developers website
    3. Guides
    4. Q & A
Experimental Features
Date: December 3, 2013
Duration: 24 minutes
Summary: Discussion of the new Experimental Features endpoint and how this plays a role in your development cycle. (Archived recording not available)
RootsTech 2013
Selected keynote and popular speakers from the 2013 RootsTech conference

Change log

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