Upgrade for "Thank a contributor"
I like the new "thank a contributor". I would like to see what those contributors, contributed so I could make my thank you more specific. Can you do an upgrade to "thank a contributor"?
I haven't really dared to use this feature (which has been around for several years now), because I haven't a clue what message it sends in what language. (Also, it's invariably offered on entries where I've already noticed errors in the indexing, in collections where it cannot be corrected.)1
I was asked to thank a contributor but that contributor is dead for many years? (Dad) Can't send a dead person a email so, how did my brother's email get added as my dead dad's email, which he never had an email address. The email that was left, I think was of a brother that I have nothing to do with because of reasons, not good. Now I'm worried he may have my email. I want NO contact with this person.1
@genthusiast & @Julia Szent-Györgyi
I stand corrected if I am wrong ...
That Said ...
I am not so certain, that 'Mariann', is referring to, that "Thank a Contributor", relative to "Indexing".
I would humbly venture to suggest, that 'Mariann', is referring to, that "Thank a Contributor", relative to that "Campaign", of "The Highest Contributors in Your Part of the Tree"; and, "Take a moment to click on the Thank You! buttons below to thank each person for enhancing the information in the Tree. We'll notify each one that you thanked them".
Last Thursday, 18 November 2021 BOTH, my Wife; and, I, received "Discovery" NOTIFICATIONS, regarding:
Thank a Hard Worker!
We found the highest contributors in your part of FamilySearch's Family Tree. This is a chance to show your appreciation.
Which equates to the "Campaign":
The Highest Contributors in Your Part of the Tree
Take a moment to click on the Thank You! buttons below to thank each person for enhancing the information in the Tree. We'll notify each one that you thanked them.
I would humbly venture to suggest, that 'Mariann', is requesting an enhancement to that "Campaign", to INCLUDE the ACTUAL Work, that those other Users/Patrons have "Contributed".
Just my thoughts.
And, by the way ...
Today Monday, 22 November 2021 BOTH, my Wife; and, I, received "E-mail" regarding the aforementioned.
[ In fact, 'Same, Same', just via an "E-mail", rather than just via a "Notification", within 'FamilySearch' ... ]
Thanks, @Brett ., that explains the message I got today from someone I'd helped this summer (after a question here in Communities).
(I have all campaigns as completely turned off as I can get them, so I was unaware of this latest one.)1
I think @MariannJulienWatson is referring to the Family Tree thank-a-contributor campaign. I have not done indexing in recent years, but I do get thanked. This Family Tree campaign has run at the end of the year for a few years now, and it is evolving. In the mobile app the messages appear in the Messages menu, under the General tab. On the web interface they are under the notification bell, General tab.
@Julia Szent-Györgyi and @SuannNewman, re your totally valid privacy concerns I can report what my experience has been so far as a recipient of thanks.
The first year I got thanked I was creeped out. Who are these people, how and why are they watching me, and what exactly am I being thanked for? The messages were from persons whose names I did not recognize, no display names, and no links.
In subsequent years the message has been gradually more and more cognizant of the recipient experience. The 2020 message was:
You are one of the highest contributors in your part of the Tree!
The FamilySearch patrons below have recognized your work enhancing the Tree and say thank you!
In November and December 2020 I received 14 thanks in 4 batches. After the above boilerplate came the display names of the contributors who thanked me. I recognized some of them and was pleased to know they appreciated my work. The display names are linked to the FS messaging system.
Now, in November 2021, something new: I have received some personal messages thanking me for my work on specific parts of Family Tree of interest to the other contributor.1
Just in passing ...
As you are, relatively NEW, to using the 'Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' ...
Please be aware that ...
This is NOT new ...
The "Campaign", by 'FamilySearch', to provide "Thanks", OTHER Users/Patrons, who have "Contributed", to those in one's "Ancestral" Lines, is NOT new; and, has been around, for a number of years; and, gets 'resurrected', every so often.
I hope this helps/assists.
ps: Whereas, that problem/issue raised by @SuannNewman, is another matter entirely; and, needs to be addressed both, "Privately"; and, directly, with them, by 'FamilySearch'.
pps: This "Campaign", regarding "Thanking" a "Contributor", pertaining to those who have "Contributed", to those in one's "Ancestral" Lines , DOES NOT relate to (eg. any "Breach" in) "Privacy" concerns; as, ONLY the "Contact Name", of those Users/Patrons appears; which, is in the 'public purview', of ALL those individuals/persons, on whom, one has worked (in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch').
This year the campaign provides for the person to send a personal note if they so desire. You can view the campaign here: https://www.familysearch.org/campaign/hc-10
@Amy Archibald, thank you so much for the link! I did not get the campaign notification, so that is helpful.
Using the link, I get the error message: "Unfortunately your tree doesn’t have enough activity for this to work." Does the application assume my own ancestry is in progress? I am far beyond that. The activity is all where I am working now.
I would gladly thank other contributors who have been working with me this past year; there are so many, and I have a poor sense of who has been most productive.0
Anyway. This app is really frustrating for me. It looks at a single ancestry tree. I don't do ancestry trees. I do some descendancy trees but mostly I do surname trees. Surname trees are skinny, run through the global tree, and have many dead ends. Also, most of Family Tree, even the "one really big tree", is badly fragmented. Can't get there from here, yet.1
One or more of my contributors added a couple of incorrect generations to my tree. How do I remove that incorrect data. In the future I would love someone to contact me and say, "I think we have common ancestors. Can we share notes?" That way, after some more research, we can add to the tree or understand that there is no connection after all.1
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly User/Patron ...
'Yes', in MANY cases, "Collaboration", prior to making "Changes", would be nice ...
That Said ...
One should NEVER expect such ... hope for; but, certainly, never expect ...
In answer to your question: How do I remove that incorrect data?
Basically, you simply "Remove"/"Detach", any inappropriate (ie. incorrect) individuals/persons, from the inappropriate (ie. incorrect) "Relationships" (ie. "Parent-Child"; and/or, "Couple"), from the Families, in your "Ancestral' Lines.
Here are a couple of "Knowledge Articles", in 'FamilySearch':
How do I correct parent-child relationships in Family Tree?
A person in Family Tree has the wrong spouse
As an aside ...
Just make sure, that what you believe is incorrect, is in fact, incorrect ... remember, we can make mistakes too
NONE of us are PERFECT ...
We ALL make MISAKES ...
EACH; and, EVERY, one of us ...
By all means ...
IF, you are correct; THEN, make the appropriate "Changes".
[ Of course, you can always, send a 'Message' (ie. "Collaborate"), after you make, the appropriate "Changes". ]
Just my thoughts.
I hope this helps/assists, somewhat.
I'm pretty new to this community, and I'm not sure I'm posting this question correctly and in the right place, but here goes. My sister, brother and I are all actively working on different lines of our family tree, and have all made significant additions to our tree. Both of them are listed on my "thank a contributor" list, but I'm not listed on theirs. While I'm not looking to be thanked or recognized for my contributions, I am just curious as to why I would not show up on their list. Is there a privacy setting that might have something to do with it? If anyone knows, please share. Thanks so much.0
You are certainly, not as NEW, as many ...
[ You have made, a post; and, some 'Comments', in this "Community.FamilySearch' Forum ... ]
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
You could certainly ask your 'Question'; as, a 'separate' post, in its own right; but, posting your 'Question' here; as, a 'Comment', is also quite acceptable.
That Said ...
Are the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, actually "Linked"/"Connected", together - is there a permanent connection?
Or, are the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, "Unlinked"/"Unconnected"- ie. there is NO permanent connection?
IF, the the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, are actually "Linked"/"Connected", together; THEN, that is fine.
IF, the the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, are NOT actually "Linked"/"Connected", together; THEN, that could be part of the problem/issue.
Another thing ...
That "List", of "Contributors", in one's "Ancestral" Lines, ONLY contains a Maximum of FIVE (x5) Users/Patrons.
IF, OTHER Users/Patrons have "Contributed" MORE (ie. "Enhanced" more Ancestors), than you; THEN, you might NOT get an appearance on that "List(s)".
And, in any case ...
IF, one (ie. oneself) is NOT, one of the "Highest Contributors", in one's OWN "Ancestral" Lines; THEN, one (ie. oneself) will NOT appear, on ANY Users/Patrons "List".
As an aside
I just checked, that "Campaign", for our youngest Child, they DO NOT appear, on their "List", of "Highest Contributors", in their OWN "Ancestral" Lines; but, my Wife and I do (as well as, my Wife's Brother).
On another note ...
Technically, there is NO "Privacy" concern (ie. problem/issue); as, what is being "Displayed", is the "Contact Name" of OTHER Users/Patrons, without any personal detail (ie. devoid, of any PERSONAL information/detail). The "Contact Name", of ALL Users/Patrons, is in the "Public"; and, in the public purview (ie. 'seen' by ALL "Registered" Users/Patrons), in 'Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
That Said ...
The 'Questions' really are:
Are the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, actually "Linked"/"Connected", together?
And, if they are ...
Are you, one of the the "Highest Contributors", in those (various) "Ancestral" Lines.
I hope this helps/assists, somewhat.
Thanks, Brett. I'm pretty sure all of our lines are linked. I don't know under what circumstances they wouldn't be. As far as I know, I'm the only contributor on the line I'm working on, as well as my siblings on their lines. In any case, thanks for your help/input. Have a great Thanksgiving.0
That seems ODD ...
You will need to check and make certain, that ALL of the "Branches", of your various "Ancestral" Lines, that, you, your Sister; and, your Brother, are ALL working on, are actually "Linked"/"Connected", together.
ps: I am not from "North America"; so, do not have 'Thanksgiving'; but, I hope that you enjoy 'Thanksgiving'
@SuannNewman someone can "claim a legacy" of another user who has passed on, either if they are a direct relation or if they have permission from a direct relation. I claimed my aunt's legacy (as her genealogical prodigy) by getting permission from my cousins, her children.
The "Thank a contributor" feature is for indexed items as well as to thank those who are top contributors on your family tree. The thanks for indexing a record sends a message out through FamilySearch saying thank you from you. It is not your email but the internal messaging system. The thanks for contributing to your family tree gives options to send a message to specific users. If you have your email listed as part of your contact information, then anyone on FamilySearch should be able to access that information if they click on your user name. If you do not have your email listed, then messages can only be sent through the familysearch messaging system.0
This happens a lot, unfortunately. People make mistakes. Yes, even at times, people simply don't check sources and vital information and they attach things and people they shouldn't. It happens. We live in an imperfect world. But, it is an easy thing to handle. First of all, see who made the changes/additions and try contacting them to ask their sources and why they did that. If you have good proof, then inform them of the sources and proof that you have (I seriously had to argue with someone about my own aunt's death date. He still argued even after I told him I went to her house to dress her within two hours after she died! He insisted I was wrong. Oh boy...) And of course, try to be as courteous as possible. Some people are new and need to learn and I don't ever want to discourage anyone, but rather teach them kindly. Even if people are rude about it, I will still respond with kindness in hopes to make it end well.
Use the links Brett included in his message to learn how to disconnect relationships, etc. If you are still confused about how to do this, or find the contributors, or anything else I have said, feel free to send me a message in the internal messaging system and I'll walk you through it. It's quite simple once you get the hang of it!
WHEREVER POSSIBLE, DO NOT DELETE INDIVIDUALS unless you were the one who created them. Please just unlink relationships rather than deleting individuals. (someone deleted my grandfather, g-gfthr, and gg-gfthr simply because he didn't feel they were who they were and married to who they were married to. Um... 25+ original sources each...?)
Yes, be careful about deleting individuals and please contact other contributors as much as possible.1
As far as I was aware, we could NO LONGER, "Claim", a "Legacy", of those OLD, "Contact Names" ...
Has something "Changed"?
Are we NOW able, to "Claim", a "Legacy", of those OLD, "Contact Names"; and, especially, those of our "Deceased" (IMMEDIATE) Family members?
When did you "Claim", that "Legacy", of/for your Aunt?
I thought that STOPPED, a many Years ago ...
'Thank You' in advance.
@Brett . I was not indicating that it was something that we could do now, but was explaining how the brother could be linked to the dad's account. Claiming a Legacy is how that happens.0
I am sorry ...
It was your use, of the "Word", of "CAN" in, "... someone can "claim a legacy" ...", that to me implied, present tense, that 'sparked' my attention.
Whereas, you were referencing, past tense ...
IF, you would have 'said' the likes of, "... in the past, someone could (or, may) have (been able) to "Claim a Legacy" ..."; THEN, I would not have been, so interested.
In any case ...
I was NOT even aware, back then, that we would "Claim" a "Legacy", of those OLD, "Contact Names", of OTHERS Users/Patrons; and, especially, those of our "Deceased" (IMMEDIATE) Family members.
I was of the belief and understanding, that we could ONLY "Claim" a "Legacy", if those OLD, "Contact Name(s)", were Our OWN.
[ Which, I believed/understood, that we had to "Prove", if we wanted (to claim) such ... ]
Again, sorry ...
My mistake ...