A new application only works on the new.FamilySearch.org web site. Access at this time is restricted to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) plus a very few others. However, access is expected to be open to everyone at some future, unspecified date.
Several BYU computer science major students and Professor Tom Sederberg have created a Relative Finder application that searches back an average of nine or ten generations to find your relatives. It can even show you your relationship to famous historical figures, such as the signers of the Declaration of the Independence, apostles, and prophets from the early days of the restored church, American presidents and many more.
More than a dozen undergraduate computer science students have been involved in developing Relative Finder. The relativefinder.org website, currently managed by undergraduate Willard Hagen, can be used without Facebook to determine how members of a ward or class are related to each other.
You can learn more in an article in physorg.com at http://goo.gl/C3odz.
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