The “Coming Soon” banner on the FamilySearch.org website since last month’s RootsTech conference has been replaced by this:
FamilySearch just flipped the switch on several site enhancements and a polished new look. FamilySearch’s announcement says the site enhancements will “allow visitors to collaboratively build their family tree online, preserve and share precious family photos and stories, and receive personal research assistance—all for free.”
Besides the recently released FamilySearch Family Tree, new FamilySearch.org features include:
- Photos and Stories: Upload photos of ancestors, share them through social media, tag them and add them to profiles in your tree.
- Fan Chart: Turns your FamilySearch family tree into an interactive fan chart, or lets you add your tree to FamilySearch as you create the fan chart
- Live Help: Call or chat with a FamilySearch volunteer online, or find a FamilySearch Center/Family History Center near you
I clicked on the photos area, and it looks like FamilySearch is using an invitation system to avoid overloading the site. I got a message that all of today’s invites are taken, and to check back at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
What do you think of the new FamilySearch.org?