FamilySearch Makes "Family Tree" Database Available to the Public
FamilySearch has made its "Family Tree" database available to the public.
Previously only authorized Mormons had access. In looking at the content, it
is a mystery to me why the information initially was available exclusively
to members of the faith. The content appears to be nothing more than the
content of previous databases. When searching for members of my family, the
only results were from a family tree I submitted many years ago to Ancestral
File, a Mormon Church database of family trees.
Family Tree is a Geni/MyHeritage-like environment in which users can start
family trees and/or update incorrect information and add people to existing
trees. It can be accessed from the FamilySearch home page
by clicking the words "Family Tree" at the top
of the page.