During the FamilySearch Bloginar on Tuesday, 18 January, I asked about the progress on the Family Tree and then followed up with an email to FamilySearch. In my email to FamilySearch, I asked:
"At the Blogger Day, Ron Tanner said they would remove all sources that are in Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File and International Genealogical Index from the new Family Tree. The information in these databases would be kept in separate databases on the FamilySearch website. At the time, I understood the statement to mean they would leave the name, date, and place assertions (from AF, PRF, IGI) in the Family Tree and trust the tree system (discussions, alternate assertions, source citations, etc.) to reach conclusions through a wiki-like environment. Is this an accurate understanding? Is it really going to happen? If so, when can we expect it?"
I received a response today from Robert Kehrer of FamilySearch, who wrote (and permitted me to share it with my readers):
"It sounds like you have a solid understanding of our plans.