• FamilySearch.org Announces Huge Website Changes

    February 22, 2012 by  
    Filed under Articles, Latest News

    A post February 22, 2012 on the FamilySearch.org website announces big changes to its website. The changes are reported to include some significant new search features for its over 2.5 billion freely accessible records. The transformation comes in an effort to give users a more streamlined genealogy research experience by including all products, services and content on the same site.



    Family Tree Search Improvements

    In a nutshell, the benefits to users come down to greater convenience and improved accuracy of searches.

    There will be:

  • Additional indexes, with records, and documents published in greater frequency
  • Better searches that scan more content, giving further accuracy to results
  • A streamlined single user name and password for Family Search services and products

    New Features for Genealogists

    In addition to these improvements there are some exciting new changes involving the search function. You will now be able to conduct single page searches of the databases and historic records. Search with new ways to customize your search fields. Use a “World Map” to locate local family history centers and detailed guides to help you navigate through all of the changes, including a wonderful video explaining how to use the new features.

    Saying Goodbye to the  Old Family History Site

    Family Search wants you to know that the old website will be closed in the following months in order for them to concentrate all efforts on current and future improvements. The whole of their records have already been moved to the new site along with the new collections and improved features.

    For links to FamilySearch.org’s new guides along with the site use instructional video, join us in the Genealogy News and Events Forum.

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    One Response to “FamilySearch.org Announces Huge Website Changes”
    1. Chereguini says:

      Im looking for the parents of andres chiereghini y appolonia de negr naturales de genova en donde vivieron alrededor de 1680. Gracias

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