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#1 darbonne

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Each time I attempt to use family search to access the largest genealogy database in the world I am still not allowed a membership. Does anyone have any information on when or how a membership can be obtained. The link of roots magic to family search is a primary reason I purchased this software.

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

Have you tried registering for an account by going to http://new.familysearch.org (NFS)? Last I heard they were gradually opening it to everyone that registered. It's a slow release to the general public.

There are two different FamilySearch websites. The WebSearch tab in RootsMagic accessed the www.familysearch.org website. The FamilySearch icons access the http://new.familysearch.org website. The NFS website will be moved over to the www.familysearch.org website near the end of the year and be called the FamilySearch Family Tree.

If you are looking for all the historical records you actually want the www.familysearch.org website. NFS is only compiled records of users research right now.
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#3 Kurt S

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

Have you tried registering for an account by going to http://new.familysearch.org (NFS)? Last I heard they were gradually opening it to everyone that registered. It's a slow release to the general public.

There are two different FamilySearch websites. The WebSearch tab in RootsMagic accessed the www.familysearch.org website. The FamilySearch icons access the http://new.familysearch.org website. The NFS website will be moved over to the www.familysearch.org website near the end of the year and be called the FamilySearch Family Tree.

If you are looking for all the historical records you actually want the www.familysearch.org website. NFS is only compiled records of users research right now.

Renee,
I think this would be good info to update the sticky at the top of this forum.

Thanks!

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#4 BeattyLady

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

Have you tried registering for an account by going to http://new.familysearch.org (NFS)? Last I heard they were gradually opening it to everyone that registered. It's a slow release to the general public.

There are two different FamilySearch websites. The WebSearch tab in RootsMagic accessed the www.familysearch.org website. The FamilySearch icons access the http://new.familysearch.org website. The NFS website will be moved over to the www.familysearch.org website near the end of the year and be called the FamilySearch Family Tree.

If you are looking for all the historical records you actually want the www.familysearch.org website. NFS is only compiled records of users research right now.

Here it is May, and attempts to register, after providing all the information asked for to register, are unsuccessful. The message is "...look for an announcement in the future..." apparently only church members can currently register. Is there any more accurate date than "the end of the year?" I purchased RootsMagic for this particular function, and now find that I cannot use it- :huh:;-) Yes, I am a little impatient LOL :unsure:

#5 Laura

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

RootsMagic or any other genealogy program has no control on when L D S will release newSearch to the general public.

And L D S has given several time frames for release that have come and gone. So not even L D S can give you a date.

Even when L D S does release it, I'm doubtful how useful it will be for non L D S members. I certainly will not be taking any thing I find on there as correct until I do the research myself. I have seen too much wrong data which was submitted to L D S.
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#6 Ladybear

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:33 AM

I'm confused.. not an unusual state for me..
I tried to register to the newfamilysearch and it sent me to the "old" site where it told me I already had an account, which I do. Do I have to have a whole new user name too? :huh:

#7 kbens0n

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:06 AM

I'm confused.. not an unusual state for me..
I tried to register to the newfamilysearch and it sent me to the "old" site where it told me I already had an account, which I do. Do I have to have a whole new user name too? :huh:


Guide is here:

https://help.familys...en/register.pdf

Don't know how you wound up on the "old" site. When you click the <Register for the new FamilySearch > link on this page (green arrow & text):

https://new.familyse...n/unsec/welcome

You should wind up at this link:

https://ident.family...lySearch&lng=en

I filled out the information and used my old username without any problem :)
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#8 twokatmew

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:50 AM

I've been able to register on the new site, but it won't let me log in, saying my account's not ready for "new" familysearch, and that because I haven't used the new site before, I need to wait for a notice when it will be available to the general public. Very disappointing. I can log in on the old site, but then I can't use RootsMagic for searching! Looks like FamilySearch is a disaster at the moment. And here it is almost September.

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#9 Renee Zamora

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

New FamilySearch (NFS) is being replace by the FamilySearch Family Tree. You will find it on www.familysearch.org , if you are registered as a Family Tree users, when you login. RootsMagic does not currently sync with the Family Tree but it will when the API is completed for it.

During this time frame they are not taking new general public registrations on NFS. Yes, it is a mess, but FamilySearch is working on it. Family Tree should replace NFS by the end of this year.

You can register for Family Tree access at http://www.familysea.../familytree_tab . Just remember RootsMagic does not currently sync to it, but it will. This is the future direction of NFS.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

New FamilySearch (NFS) is being replace by the FamilySearch Family Tree. You will find it on www.familysearch.org , if you are registered as a Family Tree users, when you login. RootsMagic does not currently sync with the Family Tree but it will when the API is completed for it.

During this time frame they are not taking new general public registrations on NFS. Yes, it is a mess, but FamilySearch is working on it. Family Tree should replace NFS by the end of this year.

You can register for Family Tree access at http://www.familysea.../familytree_tab . Just remember RootsMagic does not currently sync to it, but it will. This is the future direction of NFS.


Thanks so much for your response, Renee! This is very good news indeed. It's too bad there's so much conflicting info out there. But I'm glad I found this forum ... and got the skinny. ;)

Best,

Margaret

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:09 AM

I have access to Family Tree but cannot add, edit, delete or comment yet and my last access gave a big red banner saying there was a server problem.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

Even when L D S does release it, I'm doubtful how useful it will be for non L D S members. I certainly will not be taking any thing I find on there as correct until I do the research myself. I have seen too much wrong data which was submitted to L D S.


Amen to that!
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

One can certainly get confused with all the URLs containing familysearch.org.
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#14 Renee Zamora

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

This thread is now closed. Status announcements of RootsMagic ability to sync with NFS or FamilySearch Family Tree will be posted on the following forum thread - http://forums.rootsm...ch-family-tree/
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