In the case of FamilySearch.org's Family Tree program, the program is evolving to become a much more reliable and useful place for storing, sharing, maintaining, and expanding genealogical research. Many of the current changes pertain to the Photos and Stories program as it becomes fully implemented. Here are some of the recent changes as outlined in the FamilySearch blog:
Both the deleting relationships functions and deleting individuals functions have been the subject of some concern by FamilySearch and users. In an effort to make sure that any changes to the program are done with careful consideration FamilySearch has come out with new dialogues that accompany both of these functions. Quoting from the blog post:
When you delete a relationship, you now see a screen with more information to help you make better decisions about whether to delete the relationship or not. For example, you now see how many sources and events are attached to that relationship. The Delete button remains unavailable until you:
- Enter a reason for why you are deleting the record.
- Click both check boxes, certifying that you have reviewed other relationships.
- Entered a reason statement.
Changes to Photos and Stories
You can now switch between Photos, Documents, and Stories from an individual's detail page. New additions to the menu bars make this possible. Here's a screenshot of the addition to the menu bar:
Show Photos for Living People
You can now see photos of living people in Family Tree if you have permission to see their records.
Attach FamilySearch Historical Records without adding them to the Source BoxWhen you are on a historical record and you click Attach to Family Tree, the source, until now, has been automatically added to your Source Box. You now have the option to attach the source without adding it to you Source Box.
Attach Browse-only Images as Sources and Edit the Title
Detailed instructions about this process are in the blog post from FamilySearch.