Thursday, January 08, 2015 Will Be Turned Off on February 1, 2015

The following announcement is on the website. Will Be Turned Off on February 1, 2015

The next step to fully implement FamilySearch Family Tree on is to disable the ability for users to login to and access This milestone is planned to occur on February 1, 2015.
On February 1, all public APIs (application programming interfaces) will be turned off, as will be the ability to access the program. This step is necessary as we enter the final phase, which is to transfer and synchronize all of the remaining data from to FamilySearch Family Tree. It is anticipated that this final phase of data testing, transfer, and retesting will require a year to complete. Once this phase is completed in early 2016, will be completely shut down.
It is important to note that many highly desired features of FamilySearch Family Tree cannot begin to be developed until has reached the final milestone and is completely shut-off. Once that has happened, work can begin on features such as:
  1. Merging of gateway ancestors and other people with large records.
  2. Highlighting and fixing other data eccentricities, such as when a person appears to have been married before birth, a child older than a parent, a child who is the spouse of parent or grandparent, and so on.
  3. The ability for users to change the gender of an ancestor.
  4. The ability to see a spouse’s ancestral line by default.


Dawn Kogutkiewicz said...


Does this only apply to the family tree portion at or will it effect the search for records and memories?

Renee Zamora said...

This is the entire website. It will not touch the website.