Added the Online Tracker in the Training and Misc. menus (no longer in Beta). The Word version of the Tracker is also available in the same menus.
Added links to recent BYU webinars in various Projects.
Added links to newspaper research tutorials and resources for all 50 U.S. states, from the Ancestor Hunt website.
Added links from the Germanroots.com site in the Germany country page.
Dallas Pierson joined the Advisory Board: see the About Us page.
FamilySearch has added introduction pages for The Family History Guide in its Learning Center. The English version is here - https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/733. The French version is 737; German is 739; Italian is 740; Spanish is 741; Portuguese is 742; and Swedish is 746.
Added and updated Exercises for Projects 1, 2, and 3. These now have "Good" and "Proficient" versions that match with the same levels in the Tracker (Online and Word), to help you measure your skill levels with the Choices.
Some of the Goals and Choices in the Online Tracker have been updated to match their corresponding entries on the website.
Added several videos to the LDS page on descendancy research, from BYU Idaho.
New drop-down menus added to the top of each page for easier navigation. Hover over a menu item at the top of any page and choose an item from one of the drop-down menus.
Project Goals are now listed in the Header area. The Goals stay in view as you scroll and click. The blue navigation bars have been eliminated.
Banner photos added for the 50 U.S. states, 36 English counties, and 8 Canadian provinces.
Most banner photos have been upgraded in resolution for a better viewing experience.
OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER! The Family History Guide is now an official training partner of FamilySearch, as announced at RootsTech 2017.
Created a Media section on the Introduction page, with separate categories and 2 new flyers.
Added several Exercises for Project 1, as hide/show links at the end of Choices. These give you hands-on opportunities to practice what you've learned. More Exercises will be added in the coming weeks and months.
Added a What's New page, with links to it from the bottom menu bar on each page.
Restored the links to 20 videos from the 5-Minute Genealogy series. These had moved on the FamilySearch site.
Added links in the Sweden country page from the Swedish Genealogy Guide.
Added links to the Children page from thegenealogykids.com
Added a new Site Map that gives you an at-a-glance view of important links and sections in The Family History Guide. The Site Map can be accessed from the Home page or the blue menu bar on the Introduction page.
Added article and video links for the new MyHeritage autosomal DNA testing and matching. This is in Project 8, Goal 3, Choice E.
Moved article and video descriptions for U.S. states, England counties, and Canada provinces from hover text to in-line text.
Created Tracker sheets for England counties and Canada provinces, These are linked from the individual pages for the counties and provinces.
Added a blue Menu bar for all pages listed in the blue footer at the bottom of the Introduction page.
New webinar: Getting Started with Research using The Family History Guide (https://youtu.be/jZzB5BGWjDs). This is another in the BYU Family History Webinar series, which takes a look at the resources available in The Family History Guide for doing basic genealogy research. The next one will be held in early April.
For Projects 1-8 and Project 9: United States, the titles of articles and videos now display next to the icons, instead of hidden in hover text. This means you no longer have to hover over an icon to see the title, and you can directly search for any article or video title in The Family History Guide.
Added new article links in the Computer Basics section of the Introduction page. These include tutorials for Windows, Mac, and Internet basics.
We are now officially sponsored by FamilySearch on LDS.org as a recommended training resource for family history. This marks an important milestone in our relationship with FamilySearch. The page on LDS.org is located here.
Added a new training video on The Family History Guide by Ann Tanner, BYU Family History Library. It's on the Introduction page and is 16:17 in length.
Added Summaries to Project 4 - Discover. These help you see the important points covered in various Choices at a glance.
Updated a number of Tracker sheets to keep in sync with updates to Goals and Choices on the site.
Added Summaries to Project 1 and part of Project 2. These are placed right after the Choice title, and they are click-to-show and click-to-hide. The summaries provide a brief look at what will be learned in the Choice, which is useful for both learners and instructors.
Added links to the England country page from the nationalarchives.gov.uk site, including census, libraries, church records, etc.
Added links for old maps to all U.S. state pages and many country pages, from the oldmapsonline,org site.
Fixed links in The Family History Guide so they match the migration of many FamilySearch videos from their Learning Center to their Help Center.
Added Context-Sensitive Help to Project 1: Family Tree. This is designed to help you quickly and easily see the FamilySearch screen information that corresponds to an instruction in The Family History Guide. Most of the bolded words in steps now have links to popup windows that show the FamilySearch screen information. For example, in Goal 1, Choice A, step 3, clicking "Family Tree" opens a popup window to show you where that term is found on the main FamilySearch screen, marked by a red arrow.
Created shortcut links on the left side of the Home page, going directly to Projects 1-9.
Updated all 50 U.S. state pages with links from the Ancestry Wiki. About 600 new article links are included for these categories: Archives and Libraries, Vital Records, Census Records, Church Records, Military Records, Probate and Land Records, Maps, Newspapers, Additional Websites, and County Records.
Made a number of small enhancements to Project 1: Family Tree and Project 2: Memories.
Completed the English county pages: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London (city), Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire. You can access them from the England country page or the main Project 9: Countries/Ethnic page.
Added links in each county page to the familydeeds.org site.
Added links to Findmypast record collections for county pages.