Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Issues with RecordSeek Tree Connect

For some time now, RecordSeek.com's utility, Tree Connect, has been a gateway to move source citations from online databases, such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com and from many other websites, into the source fields of FamilySearch.org's Family Tree. The Tree Connect utility acted as a browser app and was extremely useful in moving source citations into the Family Tree by automatically copying most of the pertinent information form the third-party source.

During the past few weeks, I had noticed that Tree Connect was not functioning predictably. Eventually, the program stopped connecting to FamilySearch.org at all. I also began to get comments from other users about their inability to use the program.

I have tried the program, Tree Connect, several times with different websites and with different browsers and have been unable to connect to FamilySearch. Presently, the program does not seem to be working at all. This is extremely unfortunate as it was a unique path for copying useful data into the Family Tree. I do not find any program, free or purchase, that replaces the lost functions of Tree Connect. I am working out how to move the information from these other programs into the Family Tree by copy and paste, but no matter what I have figured out so far, involves more steps than Tree Connect.

If there is anyone out there with more information, I would be glad to publish it. I would gladly pay for an app that would do what Tree Connect did. Maybe, due to changes in the online programs this function is no longer feasible.

7 comments:

  1. We are very sad at this development, because as you say, it was the slickest, easiest, free-ist (?) way to create sources from non-FamilySearch internet sites. Not even a copy-paste required. Please come back!

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  2. James, I noticed at the bottom of the RecordSeek home page that it's built by the company that once built AncestorSync. And maybe, RecordSeek somehow went the same path.

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  3. It will be interesting to hear what the problem is. Personally, I use the citation program within LegacyFamilyTree to format the citations to paste into Family Tree.

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  4. It is now July and I am just getting back into FamilySearch and could not get Tree Connect to work. Any other updates since the May comments?

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  5. It is now July and I am just getting back into FamilySearch and could not get Tree Connect to work. Any other updates since the May comments?

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    1. Yes, see my most recent post on the subject, http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2015/07/gathering-source-information-with.html

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  6. RecordSeek is back online and working once more! :)

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