So I came back from a week off and it was a difficult week of vacationing. You probably think that I'm kidding, but it was super frustrating I came back from my amazing RootsTech experience armed with all sorts of new resources for doing my family history work, and I didn't have a chance to play with them for a week and a half. The time with family was great, and I am glad I went, but I'm really excited to be back and digging into all that I learned.
The real problem is that I got back from vacation and FamilySearch decided to go ahead and release a Beta version of their new "enhanced" site while I was gone. I've been dying to witness it ever since the Genealogy Conference I attended in early March where Dennis Brimhall introduced the new enhancements via a demo video. So with all of these new products, my mind is on fire, and I can't decide where to focus my efforts, so I can't report in full on any of it, but I've been playing around with the new FamilySearch Betat site and I'm ecstatic about the new features.
So much to discover, I'm sure I've only skimmed the surface, but as I said in a message to my ward yesterday, "It just keeps getting easier to do your genealogy work, and you really don't have a good excuse not to do it anymore. It's super exciting."
Test out the new enhanced site here: http://www.lds.org/topics/family-history-preview or here https://beta.familysearch.org/ (I'm sure these link will go dead once the version goes live, but happy playing in the meantime)