FamilySearch is a moving target. No matter what you knew about it yesterday, you need to look at it today to see what is going on. Here is a summary of the different parts of FamilySearch and the latest news:
Family Tree is part of the biggest change being made to the FamilySearch.org website. Good news and waiting. Family Tree is the replacement for New.FamilySearch.org.
There are a series of incremental changes going on nearly constantly.
For example, today I found that marriage dates can be edited or deleted.
Family relationships can also be edited, such as biological, adopted, step etc. You can also change the parents of a child. You can also add a source directly to a marriage and a child relationship. In short, all of the incorrect family relationships in New.FamilySearch.org can now be edited in Family Tree.
You can also add people to the database. I hope you realize how big this really is!!!
Get to work and correct your family!
This program is open to anyone who wants to register (or
who has already registered) by clicking on the Help menu and reading the
instructions concerning how to sign into the program.
Look to the Historical Record Collections; there are always millions of new records, every work day. That is "every work day" including Saturdays. Today, 11 July 2012, almost a million new records were added and I would consider that a rather slow day. There may be more added before the day is through. If you click on the column heading for "Last Updated" you will see the most recent additions. Here is a screen shot showing the latest additions as of this date:
There are currently 1219 collections of records comprising millions of individual records, including 14 collections added or updated today and yesterday.