Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What Happened to FamilySearch TechTips?

For quite some time, I was writing regularly for a website called FamilySearch TechTips. As you can see from the link, the site is still online, but nothing has been added to the site since last year, 2012. The content of the site, to some extent, had been rolled over to the more general FamilySearch.org Blog. The FamilySearch Blog enjoyed frontpage and direct, menu bar link status in the older version of the FamilySearch.org website, but with the makeover, the Blog has been relegated to a single link at the bottom of the startup page in between "About" and "Feedback." The Blog originally had links to content, including TechTips, but now the Blog is pretty simple and generic. Here is a screenshot of the posts through 15 May 2013:


In my Chrome browser, the menu items, including a link to TechTips and other resources is located at the bottom of the page. Here is a screenshot of the bottom of the page:


This menu may appear at the top of the page depending on your browser. The link to TechTips goes to the Archives of TechTips. Here is a screen shot:


I haven't heard anything about the future of this portion of the site and haven't been contacted about further contributions. There are several FamilySearch websites and portions of websites that seem to be in the same category.

1 comment:

  1. LDS Tech Tips is still listed on the home page we use in our Family History Center: https://fhc.familysearch.org/ in the middle column.

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