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FamilySearch Change

Postby ianbee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 pm

Get this in before Maureen!
"Searching and viewing historical records will soon require you to be logged in with a free FamilySearch Account"
https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/fa ... -benefits/
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Re: FamilySearch Change

Postby MaureenE » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:36 am

In addition to ianbee's link, a FamilySearch employee said

Access to viewing search results, historical record indices and document images does not now require a login. A significant portion of those who use the search pages today do not log in, even though they may already have an account. Many users, even those who already have accounts, need to know that in the near future they will be unable to access these site features without being signed in.

This message is not just an encouragement to create and account if you don't have one. It is announcing an upcoming change in site policy that will affect all users of the search systems.
https://getsatisfaction.com/familysearc ... y_19102540

The change is from December 13, 2017

Cheers
Maureen
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Re: FamilySearch Change

Postby Superkimothy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm

This makes sense however it would be nice to be able to access the site full stop.

It's always down for maintenance. Is everyone else experiencing this issue? I read they were hacked but that it had been fixed and was back up and running however I've had zero joy.
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Re: FamilySearch Change

Postby ermin79 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:15 pm

Are you using the address below?

https://www.familysearch.org

I was having similar problems to you but i was trying a slightly different address (www.familysearch.org.uk). This still gives the maintenance error. The .org address at the top works ok for me on pc and mobile (android)




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