The change will take some time as signage will have to be changed. It will take the volunteers awhile to get used to the new name also. I think the new name more accurately reflects the mission of the centers. You go there to search not to look up your family history.
A source that I am not free to identify, affirmed that FamilySearch Family Tree will in fact replace New FamilySearch, likely by the middle of December of 2012. This is consistent with the announcement by Ron Tanner and RootsTech 2012. Future updates with include:
- Patron submitted artifacts (photos, documents scans, etc.)
- Relationship management
- Printing form such as Family Group Records and etc.
- Merging of duplicates
- Helper navigation
- GEDCOM import (too bad)
- Preference settings
Stay tuned for more news.