Opinions on duplicate external sources?
I’m curious as to users processes when it comes to duplicate external sources, e.g. sources attached via Ancestry for records that exist and are already attached within FS.
I recently noticed a large number of duplicate external sources had been added to a number of PIDs I created/“care-take” and I’m in two minds as to what to do about it.
On the one hand, obviously this person has gone to a lot of trouble to add them all and in some cases the Ancestry records have original images where FS just has transcripts (eg England and Wales Census records), and it doesn’t do any overt harm having them attached.
On the other hand, not everyone has access to external sources such as those hosted on Ancestry, and when it’s pushing the number of sources up to 20 or 40 or more the PID a) looks far more sourced than it really is and b) it starts to become annoying to look though sources to quickly locate information, get a clear sense of timeline via records etc.
I’m just curious as to if there is an unofficial standard that people have adopted in this regard, or if it’s just managed on individual preference.
Obviously if it’s an external verified primary source with no internal equivalent it’s better to have it attached than not.