I try to keep you posted on new things happening at FamilySearch Family Tree – at least the things I get excited about and think you will like, too. Recently they added the option of viewing your tree as a “portrait” tree. See how spiffy it looks?
I love it! The photos make my tree come alive and is easy to navigate. Click on the “up” arrows to see more generations. Click on the “down” arrows to see descendants.
You can access information for any of the individuals by clicking on their box. A box will appear that allows you to see at a glance how many sources, memories (stories and photos), or discussions they have, as well as birth and death data, their I.D. numbers, and an option to “watch” the individual if you would like to be notified when changes are made to that individual’s record. LDS members will also see a “temple” area.
Click on any of these links, or click on “person” to see more details, or click on “tree” to center this person on a tree view.
If you want to change the picture that shows up in the circle by the name, click on it and you will be given the option to use other photos you have previously uploaded.
If you have not created or discovered your tree on FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org) I encourage you to give it a try. It’s entirely free and will remain that way. It is functions hand-in-hand with the millions of digitized records on the site and is bound to help you find records you had not known about previously.
When viewing a person’s detail page, just click on the “Research Help” link and then “Show All” and it will pull up all kinds of digitized records that you can then attach to the individual.
I never know what new thing I’ll discover on FamilySearch Family Tree, but I will be sure to keep you posted so you can have fun, too.