By Steve Anderson
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.
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Photos on the Home Page
The background photos on the home page are now localized for our Chinese, Japanese, and Korean users. For example, if the user’s browser language is set to Chinese, the user sees the home page in Chinese characters with photos of Chinese people. Users whose browser language is Japanese or Korean will have a similarly personalized home page experience.
This allows our users who speak Chinese, Japanese, and Korean to see family scenes that give them a more personal connection for their experience on FamilySearch.
Marriage Date or Place Isn’t Standardized
A new data problem message lets you know if a couple’s marriage date or place has not been standardized. This data problem message only appears on the Person page.
When you enter a date or place into Family Tree, the system shows you how the date or place should be formatted. That is called the standard format. When you use the standard format, it improves people’s search results.
1. On the person’s page, go to the Family Members section, and find the marriage information.
2. Click the edit icon by the marriage information.
3. Under Marriage Events, click the Marriage you need to standardize.
5. To standardize the information, click the Click here to select
A list appears. The first item is usually the date or place you want.
6. If the information matches, click the standardized information in the list
7. Add a brief explanation of the change you made. (For example, "Standardized the marriage place.")
8. Click Save.
That should remove the data problem message from the Research Help section.