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Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Developments from FamilySearch

At RootsTech's first Keynote Address, CEO Dennis Brimhall introduced several new innovations from FamilySearch. Among those is a new logo seen above in a screen shot from a preview of the logo given to the Bloggers. In addition, FamilySearch is introducing a new interactive Fan Chart. Here is a screen shot of the chart:

Please excuse the quality of the image. I had to increase to the contrast to see the outline of the Fan Chart. The information in the Chart is generated by FamilySearch Family Tree and when you click on any individual in the chart, that individual moves to the primary location in the middle of the chart and the chart is redrawn with the new information reflecting the new individual in the middle of the chart. It sounds a little complicated to explain in words, but it works pretty slick in real life.

There was also a new startup page for FamilySearch.org but I didn't get my camera out fast enough to get a picture. No exact timetable was discussed in last night's meeting with the Bloggers.

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