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.
Status of the Redesigned Landscape View
The redesigned Landscape view has been released to all users.
SourceLinker: Duplicate Checking and Assuming “Deceased”
The SourceLinker attach tool helps you attach information from a record to people in Family Tree. If you add a new person from the record into Family Tree, the system will perform a duplicate check to make certain the person is not already in Family Tree.
In the past, even if a person lived more than 110 years ago, the system required you to mark that the person was deceased. Now, when you add a new person, the system will automatically mark the person as deceased if any event on the record happened more than 110 years ago.
SourceLinker: Opening an Image in a New Window
In the SourceLinker attach tool, you can click “Open in a new window” to view the record you are linking in a pop-up window. This popup does not have all of the controls found in the full image viewer.
The benefit is that the image in the pop-up does not close after you attach the record as a source. This lets you keep the image on your screen so that you can use it to look for more information.