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What is going on with FamilySearch?

In the not too distant past, I had a lot of news to share about
FamilySearch. There were upgrades to New FamilySearch, new additions to
Record Search and whole lot of other things going on. Recently, things
have apparently, at least from the perspective of an outsider, slowed
down considerably. I thought it might be a good idea to take stock and
evaluate each of the more accessible websites from FamilySearch.

First, let's take a look at the parent organization, FamilySearch.
FamilySearch is the tradename used by The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints for its genealogical organization. Both FamilySearch
and FamilySearch International are registered tradenames in the State of
Utah registered to an individual at the address of the Church office
building in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just as a note, the Wikipedia article
on FamilySearch is far from complete. In looking at the Genealogical Society of
homepage, it comes up with the message "Web Site
Maintenance In Progress." This is probably appropriate since the
copyright on the site says 1999-2007 and a lot has happened since 2007.
Pure speculation, but it is likely the website is moving even farther
away from the old Genealogical Society of Utah tradename. We will have
to wait and see what changes are made to this site.


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