In a video sent out to Family History Consultants, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced several new enhancements to the FamilySearch.org website. For members of the Church, the website will soon be available directly through signing into the Church's main website, LDS.org. Some of these enhancements are directed at the LDS Temple Ordinance work, but some have a much wider impact. The video seems to imply a formal introduction of the FamilySearch.org/Photos website and adds a functional, interactive fan chart showing both the ancestors and those ancestors' descendants. People who do not have ancestors in the program will be guided to how to add ancestors to the program.
Of course, this new announcement opens up a lot of questions about the reliability of the data in the file. There does not seem to be anything explaining who is doing the research to produce the names that people are supposed to discover by going to Family Tree? What provisions are there to avoid duplication in the program? Do the names magically appear without duplication? What if the information in Family Tree is incorrect and shows an ancestral line to whom the user is not related? How will the neophyte user be guided to discover this incorrect lineage? The video references a "short biography" of the users' ancestors. Where does this biography come from?
I have a lot more questions but I guess I will wait and see what comes out in a couple of weeks and how it works before asking more. The Video is online at New Enhancements to FamilySearch.org