Thursday, 16 December 2010

Changes at FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch has issued a press release announcing changes to its family history website.

www.familysearch.org now takes you to what was previously the beta site, if you've been using that the new main site will look very familiar. 

If you stuck with the old site you'll be wondering what happened to old friend resources like the IGI. As with any change there's a learning curve with the new site, as comments on a blog posting testify.

For a while the old site can be accessed at http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp. There are also direct links to thee IGI (International Genealogical Index) and Ancestral File

I had hoped the new site would come accompanied by lots of new resources, and it does, but the December updates so far are mainly for the US. There are some 80,000 death registrations for New Brunswick (1815 - 1938)  in this update.

Having had a foretaste with many county of Norfolk parish record images for some months I'd hoped we might see the promised Warwarkshire parish record images. 

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