March 7, 2013

FamilySearch Has Launched Family Tree

FamilySearch Has Launched Family Tree

FamilySearch has now launched Family Tree, the first in a series of exciting services planned for release in 2013 at FamilySearch.org to enrich patron experiences. Family Tree, is a free, online family history tree service. Family Tree brings collaborative web tools together with FamilySearch resources to create an engaging way to discover, preserve, grow, and share your family history as a family community online. Family Tree is now available at FamilySearch.org (Look for the Family Tree tab).

Users of Family Tree can:

· Organize family information into a genealogy tree
· Edit and delete incorrect data, including relationships
· Connect and collaborate with others on shared family lines
· Provide sources and link to online information that shows where you found family information

FamilySearch has created a training website to educate and help new patrons make the most out of Family Tree. The site includes quick instructional videos, a reference guide, webinars, practice exercises, and much more.

Development on Family Tree is aggressive and exciting new features will continue to be added in the next few months. Some of these new features will include:

· Additional features to reduce merging of non-duplicate records
· Ability to add photos and stories
· The migration from new.FamilySearch.org of individual and family notes as well as user-entered sources
· The ability to print pedigree charts, family group records, and other reports

Give Family Tree a try today.

2 comments:

Scott Phillips said...

My question is this: IF you use this does that mean that your tree is available to the Mormon church for their religious beliefs and purposes?

I'd sure want to know the answer to that question before I posted anything.

Renee Zamora said...

If your asking is the people you add to the FamilySearch Family Tree will automatically be baptized in a LDS temple, the answer is no.

LDS members can only submit names for temple work that they are personally related to. They also need permission of the individuals closest relative if the person was born less than 110 years ago. This information doesn't need to come from the Family Tree. Mormons find relatives anywhere just like everyone else.

LDS members will need to put the name into the Family Tree to process a temple card to do the baptism in their temple. But, the LDS Church isn't mining data from the family tree to massively baptize everyone. It's up to the members of the church to do temple work only for their deceased relatives.