My question is regarding information found on FamilySearch, specifically family trees or pedigree charts.
How are the ID numbers assigned and attached to individuals? Also, is there a process whereby names and information is reviewed before being made public?
I have found some very exciting yet questionable information that I am wondering about. How is it verified?
Thank you for helping me understand this. Please send to my email rather than a public post.
@PatiWaleCrosby We apologize that our email options have been limited, and therefor we must use the community. However having said that. we will answer your question in a private post. Check for a small red dot next to the envelope in the upper right corner0
The Family Tree on FamilySearch is a crowdsourced "one world tree": it's intended to have one and only one profile for every deceased person. It's open-edit (meaning that anyone can make changes to anything, after logging in), and there is no review or verification process, beyond fellow users making corrections or adding information as they find it.
The Genealogies section of FamilySearch is an archive of genealogy files (in GEDCOM format) uploaded by other users. Again, there is no review or verification process; it's just a way to keep a backup of one's file in a publicly-searchable place.
The ID numbers are randomly assigned by FS's system, and are meaningless outside of it. They are purely database identifiers.1