Monday, May 8, 2017
FamilySearch Labs disappears
For many years, FamilySearch has maintained a website called FamilySearch Labs (Labs.FamilySearch.org). Some of the innovative features of the main FamilySearch.org website have been tested on this little known and less used website. As of today and perhaps for some time now, the Labs website has disappeared. If I enter the URL, the former address goes directly to FamilySearch.org. The one most useful feature of the Labs website was and is the map of England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851. This feature is still online at Maps.FamilySearch.org but there is no evident direct link from FamilySearch.org to this "Maps" website.
There are several pages (or websites) contained within or associated with FamilySearch.org that are essentially isolated links. Sometimes knowledge of these isolated pages or websites is passed around the genealogical community, but some of them do not even appear on the FamilySearch.org Site Map.
By the way, did you know that the FamilySearch.org website had a sitemap?