FindMyPast announce 'major update' to online family tree


17 December 2020
Genealogy website FindMyPast has today (17 December) announced a 'major update' to its online family tree.

FindMyPast promise improved navigation features in the new update, which has been developed in line with customer feedback.

A report stated: 'As of today, all users will benefit from a powerful new Family Tree view that has been launched to enrich user discoveries. Developed in line with customer feedback and in-depth user testing, the improved Findmypast Family Tree features a fresh design as well as a variety of enhanced navigation capabilities.'

The update allows users:

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  • The ability to view five full generations at once 
  • The ability to zoom in and out on specific individuals or branches  
  • The ability to easily return to a family tree's “Home” person by selecting the house icon 
  • A sidebar menu allowing easier editing of ancestor profiles  
  • Highlighting “focus” individuals for easier navigation 

While the old family tree view has now been phased out, Findmypast are keen to improve their product even further, and invite all users to help by submitting their feedback by e-mail.   

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