Tonight at 10PM FamilySearch Family Tree is officially turned on to all who have a FamilySearch.org account.
After all these months of anticipation and expectation the tree is live to all subscribers. You will see your access to the Tree in the Upper bar after you have logged in.
(The general public can still gain access to the tree, but they will still have to use the invite page to get access. We will release to the public as soon as we verify that the system’s performance will hold up under the increased load.)
Because of the release, you will see the following changes in NFS and FamilySearch.org:
- Family Tree will show up in the header on familysearch.org for NFS users who are signed in:
- Family Tree messaging will be visible in NFS on the sign-in page and on the home page. (I took these screen shots on our beta system, so you see the beta banners here.)
- The combine/separate features will turn off in NFS. This will be seen in several places throughout NFS:
o On the Possible Duplicates tab, you will see a message instructing you to use Family Tree.
o On the Parents and Siblings and Spouses and Children tab. (If you clicked the circle icon, options would appear that let you combine duplicates. The other options are still there. The options for combining are gone.)
o On the screen where you can switch the pedigree to a new spouse, the tabs for combining duplicates are gone:
o You can still see the combined record, but it will lack the check boxes and Separate buttons: