Sunday, March 08, 2009

1, 5-10 year possibilities (Part N) - nFS full access

My friend Lisa Alzo queried Ol’ Myrt and a number of other genealogy writers for input about trends we see coming down the pike in the world of genealogy. She plans to work the feedback we provided into an article for Family Chronicle magazine. However, her request did not preclude the cross posting of my thoughts on the subject here in my blog over the next few days. I look forward to reading what my colleagues think the future holds for family historians when Lisa’s article goes to press.

In response to What do you foresee happening in the field in the next 5 to 10 years?, Ol’ Myrt replied:

All researchers will eventually have access to what is now restricted to about 80% of the world-wide LDS temple districts in multi-language format – the so-called new FamilySearch. The database will combine the IGI, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, etc. Options include the ability to combine duplicate individuals and correct/dispute information in the existing “Mormon” databases.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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