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Subject: [DearMYRTLE-L] FamilySearch Web Site Has CHANGED!
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 12:44:33 EDT
DearMYRTLE's DAILY GENEALOGY COLUMN
FamilySearch Web Site Has CHANGED!
Just finishing up my final notes for the big genealogy seminar I am doing in
Castlebury, Florida on Saturday -- and I couldn't get through to FamilySearch
all morning! They were doing a "planned update." Just broke through now,
and its worth the visit!
The UPDATE includes a new look. designed to improve getting around the site!
I LOVE IT!
The main screen guides visitors to:
SEARCH for Ancestors
USE the Family History Library System
This answers the usual question - "What on earth can I do with this web site?"
Other links include: News, Frequently Asked Questions, Order/Download
Products, Glossary, Site Map, Feedback, and links to the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Family History Library Catalog has increased its accessibility to include
Call Number Search
and Film/Fiche Search
Also note that the "as of April 2000" is listed under the title of the Family
History Library Catalog. THANKS for listening to us FamilySearch! We need to
know if we're looking at the latest version, particularly when comparing to a
CD-ROM version of the catalog!
Not everything is where it used to be at FamilySearch.org -- something that
will aggrevate those who maintain lists of genealogy web sites. Many of the
links including one I had previously used for getting to the SOURCEGUIDE (all
those state and country research outlines) DOES NOT WORK. When I tried to
access the SourceGuide, I received the following error message:
"The page you requested (http://www.familysearch.org/SG) has moved or no
longer exists. Select one of the following options to find what you are
FamilySearch Home Page
Search for Ancestors
Research Helps (Replaces SourceGuide)
Browse Family History Web Sites
Family History Library Catalog
Find a Family History Center
Collaboration E-Mail Lists
Share (Preserve) My Genealogy"
So I clicked on the "Research Helps" and found the Research Outlines listed
alphabetically with lots of additional research helps. This is BETTER than
just getting a research outline for a specific state or country.
OK, now I have to go re-do some of my screen shots for my PowerPoint
presentation at Saturday's seminar! But I just had to let you know what's
happening at FamilySearch!
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