Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org. In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles where the need to do so exists.
The Landscape Pedigree View Has Been Redesigned
There are a number of significant improvements to the Family Tree’s most popular view—the landscape view. The new view is being released slowly. If you don’t see the updated view now, it will be coming.
- Marriage Information. The marriage information is displayed for each couple.
- Users can now use the mouse scroll (in addition to clicking and dragging the screen) to move the view.
- The preferred photo is displayed for each person. This feature will be introduced gradually to ensure that the Memories system can handle the load.
- The icons for research suggestions, data problems, record hints, and temple opportunities are displayed when they are available for a person.
- Two Color Schemes. Users can choose between two color schemes (Daybreak and Nightshade).
- Simplified Alternate Parent and Spouse Selection. It is much easier to select which parents or spouse you want to see. (For example, if a woman married twice, you can choose more easily to see her with the husband who was your ancestor.)
- Easier to Identify the Descendant. It will be easy to tell at a glance whether the husband or the wife is the direct descendant of an ancestor.
- No Hover Actions. The control that lets you see the children for each couple is always displayed. You no longer have to hover over the couple to see the control. This feature improves support for touch pad devices.
If you share ordinances with family or friends, you can easily send them the ordinances again.
- On Family Tree, click the Temple
- Click Shared.
- For one of the names you need to resend, click the Resend link at the end of the row.
Option 2. Use your own email account to send a link to the ordinances to your family member or friend. Click Copy Link. (This action copies the URL you see in the Copy Link field.) Create your email, and paste the link into the body of the email. Tell your family or friends to copy and paste the link into their computer browser. The URL will take them to the page with the ordinances you shared.