Every so often, FamilySearch sends out a blog post summarizing the new developments included in the FamilySearch.org website and particularly involving the Family Tree program. When the program underwent a major upgrade in June of 2016, that freed up a lot of programming potential to be directed at resolving some of the issues and adding additional features to the website. As you use the Family Tree and other parts of the FamilySearch.org website, you will likely begin to see more changes. The reality of all popular online websites is that they either evolve or die. There is a strict online rule that applies to the survival of the fittest and evolutionary changes are a way of life for website developers.
This month's blog post is entitled appropriately, "What's New on FamilySearch -- August 2016."
Now, what is new? The biggest news is that you can now link unindexed images to a person in the Family Tree. What does this really mean? Essentially, you are providing the indexing links to your own entries in the Family Tree. Here is a screenshot showing the location of the link to attach an unindexed record.
In order to do this, you need to create a source as shown in the sidebar instructions that come up when you click on the link.
The name of the record is automatically entered into the required field.
You next select a person from the link at the bottom of the sidebar.
To do this, you have to back up some and find the ID number for the person you found in the record. I suggest opening a new tab or window and finding the person named in the record and copying their ID number.
You can add most of the people in the record by checking on their names. In this case, my Great-grandfather is "Read Only" so I cannot add the record to his detail page. After providing a reason for attaching the record you can attach a copy to all the people checked.
In this case the record was successfully attached to 15 people. Here is a screenshot showing the link to the attached record.