I typed http://www.familysearch.org/ in my browser address line and saw:
Okay. So where are the old sites that were useful, like the International Genealogical Index and the other databases? I found that the URLs I had in my Favorites still work and take me to the old FamilySearch Search, News, Library, Education, etc.
But there's a link on the new FamilySearch.org home page at the top right - see the "Changes at FamilySearch.org" and "What's New" button? Click on that, and you go to Paul Nauta's post on the blog (two screens below):
On the blog post are links to some of the old FamilySearch.org sites, including:
* Go to Prior Version of FamilySearch.org
* Go to Popular FamilySearch Downloads
* Search the IGI (International Genealogical Index)
* Search Ancestral File
* Search Historical Books
* Search Community Trees
Here is the screen for the Go to Prior Version of FamilySearch.org link:
Everything seems to work as before, although the screens have changed a bit, and there are links to the FamilySearch Beta site (and http://beta.familysearch.org/ still works).
The Record Search Pilot site is still active, but has only 402 databases at this time. The http://www.familysearch.org/ site has 508 historical collections listed today.