After a two-year transition process, access to new.FamilySearch.org has been terminated. This includes user sign in as well as access through all public APIs (application programming interfaces).
This step allows FamilySearch to begin the final phase of the transition, which includes the transfer and synchronization all of the remaining data from new.FamilySearch.org to its replacement, FamilySearch Family Tree. This ending phase of data testing, transfer, and retesting will take approximately one year to complete. Once this phase is completed in early 2016, FamilySearch Family Tree will be the sole repository for this information, and new.FamilySearch.org will be completely shut down.
Development on many highly desired features of FamilySearch Family Tree cannot begin until new.FamilySearch.org has reached its final milestone and is completely shut-off. At that point, work can begin on new features, such as:
- Merging of gateway ancestors and other people with large numbers of associated records.
- Highlighting and fixing data eccentricities, such as when a person appears to have been married before birth, a child is older than a parent, a child who is listed as the spouse of parent or grandparent, and so on.
- The ability for users to change the selected gender of an ancestor.
- The ability to see a spouse’s ancestral line by default.
Please continue to use FamilySearch Family Tree to discover, preserve, and share information about your ancestors.Visit Family Tree