This notice appears on the startup page for New.FamilySearch.org. It says:
Use FamilySearch Family Tree!However, a blogger in an email to me claims that the site is only mostly dead:
Updates can no longer be made from new.FamilySearch.org. Please use the FamilySearch Family Tree, which adds powerful tools for data accuracy, usability, and collaboration.Updates can no longer be made from new.FamilySearch.org. Please use the FamilySearch Family Tree, which adds powerful tools for data accuracy, usability, and collaboration.
I have found that new.familysearch.org is not strictly read-only, When I make a change to a name, date or place, I was surprised to still see that change reflected in new.familysearch.org. Using Ancestral Quest I can still see other variations of names, dates and places that are hidden in Family Tree and I can still "reset the summary" to the most correct information, substantiated by the sources I find.Well, assuming this is correct, the statement on New.FamilySearch.org might still be correct. As an attorney I would probably say something like, the statement says "Updates can no longer be made from new.familysearch.org." This says nothing about updates made from third-party programs such as Ancestral Quest...and so forth and so forth.
So is New.FamilySearch.org really READ ONLY or is it only mostly READ ONLY?
I spent some time poking around in New.FamilySearch.org directly and it does appear to be more than mostly dead. I could see all the data, but none of the links to make changes worked at all. Anyone else out there finding this backdoor to the program still open? I went into Ancestral Quest and tried to make a change to a record in New.FamilySearch.org and I could not. So, I am not sure what the commentator is talking about.