Friday, December 24, 2010 - Update Site Now Available

Posted from the Legacy FamilyTree website on Dec 14, 2010:

SALT LAKE CITY–FamilySearch announced several changes today for its family history website, Online patrons will find millions of new records and images, over 40,000 helpful articles, over 100 interactive courses of instruction, and a dynamic forum to ask personal genealogy questions. The changes have been in testing for some time. FamilySearch will continue to implement the new website in phases to ensure all critical elements are functioning as desired. Once complete, the website will be promoted more broadly.
The new site offers the following free benefits to FamilySearch patrons:
  • Millions more scanned, historical documents and indexes that are published more frequently.
  • An improved search experience that looks through more content and gives more accurate results.
  • A thriving online genealogical community where patrons can give and receive help.
  • One user name and password for all FamilySearch products and services.
  • Responsive, reliable, and scalable hardware and software that will allow the site to grow and improve.
FamilySearch has published a helpful document called “Adjusting to the New Version of” and a video tutorial that summarizes the changes to the new site.  These new guides can be found under the “Changes at” link.

Sunday School Class

Handbook 2 - Administrating the Church 2010, page 29

A family history course may be taught during Sunday School or at another time that is more convenient for members. This course is organized under the direction of the Bishopric rather than the Sunday School president.  The teacher uses the Instructor's Guide to Temple and Family History Work to teach the lessons. The teacher is usually a family history consultant assigned by the bishopric. Lessons are generally conducted as workshops in which members actually complete family history work.