Over the last year FamilySearch has been working hard to develop a new indexing program. In August, we invited several hundred individuals from around the world to participate in the beta (test) version of the browser-based indexing program. This included a series of challenges and surveys to gather feedback and reports of any technical difficulties users experienced.
As we reviewed the feedback and prioritized the suggestions we received, it became clear that further improvements were needed. Based on this information, we have decided to delay the release of the new program to ensure it provides the best experience possible for you, our wonderful volunteers.
For those who participated in the beta, thank you! Your feedback has been insightful and invaluable. Your contribution will help improve the future of indexing for everyone. We know many will be disappointed with this delay, and for this we apologize. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Meanwhile, the current indexing program will continue to be available as usual until the release of the new program.
We truly appreciate your efforts to make records searchable so others can find their ancestors!
– Article by Jennifer Smith