Should I be saying “Thank you” to those of you who joined with me in asking for a document listing Feature Changes in FamilySearch.org? or maybe they intended to do this all along and just caught up with their work load?
Under the link to the Blog at FamilySearch.org you will find 2 helpful new documents that help with the November update to FamilySearch.org:
1. Feature changes at FamilySearch.org – 23 November 2011
“The November release of the FamilySearch website includes some powerful new search capabilities that our users have been requesting. It does this while at the same time making the search experience simpler and more intuitive. Let us show you what we mean” – then click on the link to the Full Story.
2. Using the New FamilySearch Historical Records Search Form
“Below is a summary of what the new historical records search form offers and how to use it. Most users will find this new form simpler to use, more intuitive to interact with and more powerful than the older forms.” – then click on the link to the Full Story.
These documents are very helpful!
Thank you to CFHC for tipping me off about these articles! I really like the weekly challenges they send out to their members of Staff!
2 other short items regarding software:
- There is a version of Family Insight for the Mac that works with MacFamilyTree – this is good news for Mac users as it gives them more choice of products that work with nFS. Another option is FamilyTreeMaker – otherwise you need to install Windows and use a Windows program. MacFamilyTree offers a 25% discount to anyone who owns other FH software. MacFamilyTree is already certified by FamilySearch and has some features within the program that work with nFS – just not as many features as Family Insight. There is a version of MacFamilyTree called MobileFamilyTree Pro ($14.99) that works on the ipad and iphone and which will sync with the MacFamilyTree file so you can add or update information either on your ipad or your Mac and simply Sync.
- Rootsmagic have released a new version of their software. This is version 5 and there is a fee to upgrade from the current version 4. See Rootsmagic.com for details.