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.
Improvements to the Memories Feature
We have released a number of updates and improvements to the Memories feature on FamilySearch.org. These include the following:
- More consistent website and mobile experiences.
- Support for images up to 15 MB and in TIFF and BMP formats.
- A new read-only Memories system.
- The link colors, save buttons, and menu system are consistent for all the Memory types (photos, stories, documents, and audio) and the rest of the site.
- The time stamp is easier to read (the time now displays with a HH:MM time in the local time zone).
- The comment section is consistent for all memory types (photos, documents, stories, and audio).
- The Report Abuse process was changed so that it is the same on all memory types and on Family Tree (and it captures all pertinent user feedback).
More Consistent Website and Mobile Experiences
- An improved report abuse process.
- Support for images in TIFF and BMP formats.
- The system now allows you to upload images up to 15 MB (the previous limit was 5 MB).
An Improved Report Abuse Process
The report abuse was changed so that it is the same for all memory types and on Family Tree and stores all pertinent user feedback.
Support for Images up to 15 MB and in TIFF and BMP Formats
The system now allows you to upload images up to 15 MB (the previous limit was 5 MB). You may also use two additional file types: TIFF and BMP.
A New Read-Only Memories System
During a system outage in the past, you could not access the Memories content. A new read-only Memories system has been created so that if there is a planned or unplanned system outage, you will still be able to view the Memories content.
“View My Relationship” Is Now on a Person’s Details Page
A View My Relationship link is now on the Details pages of people in your scope of interest. “Scope of interest” is defined as four generations of your ancestors and one generation of their descendants.
When you click View My Relationship, you will see a chart showing how you are related to the person. It is like the View My Relationship chart in Memories.
Changing a Person’s Record in Family Tree from Deceased to Living
Changing a person’s record in Family Tree from deceased to living is now easier.
Occasionally, a living ancestor in Family Tree is listed incorrectly as deceased. In the past, you had to report the problem, and it had to be corrected by a system administrator. Now if you added the person to Family Tree and no other user has changed the person’s information, you can change the person’s record from deceased to living.
Important: If someone else added the person to Family Tree or another user has changed information, you will still need to report the problem to our support staff so that a system administrator can correct it.
- To correct the record, go to the person’s Details page. (Click the name, and on the summary card, click Person.)
- In the Vital Information section, click the death information. A box will open with an edit link.
- Click Edit. A box opens where you can change the person to living.
- Click Living, enter the reason you changed the information, and click Save.
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