Tuesday, June 15, 2010

nFS June release beta includes new features, discussion boards, etc.

The following is off FCHNET.

Submitted by James Anderson

The beta for the June nFS update and upgrade is in progress, and several new features are coming.

The biggest one is 'Discussion boards'. Behind each ancestor will be a discussion board, sort of like a talk page on a wiki, where one can discuss what they are doing or what they need to find in regards to that ancestor.

It could be a good place for sources until the sourcing feature is readied later this year.

They also recommend, since the discussions will be available to nonmembers when nFS becomes the 'Family Tree Feature' on FamilySearch.org, that any discussion of temple ordinances between people be done via email.

The next feature is 'exact search', you will need to have several of the fields filled out to activate this. There will also be some things with the standardized places to allow for defunct places that are not yet in the database to be added.

Asian temple data is also included in this release, some was added a few months back, and I think it seems that there is more coming with this release as well.

To see the details on how the forums work, there is a pdf at the 'What's New' link to the right of the login boxes on this page:


If printed out, it will be about seven pages long. 

New Features as of June 2010

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