Nearly everyone is familiar with the FamilySearch.org website sponsored by the LDS, and by now most of us have poked around the Record Search Pilot page of that website. Now there is a new beta site at https://beta.familysearch.org/ that is shortly going to replace the Record Search Pilot and it is available now.
Growing by leaps and bounds, the beta site is being groomed for "prime time" sometime early next year. Regardless of when it loses its "beta" designation, it is well worth your attention now if you are not familiar with it.
The Standard-Examiner website has an article about the project that will help put it in perspective. Read the article at http://tinyurl.com/298eet9 and then go play. Don't get trapped by only paying attention to the search form on the home page. Take some time to explore the links on the right side of the page as well.