Interested in the FamilySearch Family Tree or other FamilySearch products? Want to learn more about it? Want to keep up with the changes? Do you want to give Feedback or Input into changes?
To learn about FamilySearch Family Tree go to the Help Centre at FamilySearch.org and scroll down to the section on Family Tree. Several resources are there including instructions on how to get access, and a video.
The user guide is entitled “Using the FamilySearch Family Tree.” This is a work in progress. It is not complete – so we strongly recommend that you not print the document (available as a pdf) – try to study it online – use keyword searches – or the chapter headings and page numbers to help you navigate.
How do we tell when there has been an update to Family Tree? Look at the date on the cover of the user guide – it changes when changes are made! Most recent changes have been in Chapter 8 on Sources – an important chapter.
You may also be very interested in Appendix C in the user guide that offers a feature comparison between Family Tree and new FamilySearch.
There is a link in the Help Centre to Release Notes. These do not seem to be as up to date at the date on the user guide!
Your input and feedback is very important – so please send comments and questions to FamilySearch Support.
Get Satisfaction is the name of the Feedback tool used by FamilySearch. It is very helpful to explore this tool and learn how to use it as it covers all FamilySearch products and not just Family Tree. Here is how to access it: 1. Click on Feedback in the Help Centre (upper right side) – don’t be signed in when you do this – or you will have to navigate through 2 additional screens 2. Click on the link to Share an Idea – and you go to a section entitled Ideas from the Community to Improve FamilySearch – has interesting material! 3. On the right scroll down the list of Products and Services, click on the link See All Products and Services, and then select Family Tree from the next screen to see discussions on Family Tree – often with replies from the product developers. This is an interesting tool to learn about any of the FamilySearch products!
Don’t feel that you have to use Family Tree at this time. You can still continue to use nFS and wait until FT is more complete.