Provide ability to download/extract all details from watched (followed)
Situation: I frequently scan through many reels of unindexed images.
Problem: Due to the high frequency of names that I am looking for, I come across a lot records of interest. So, I want to see if this is new info. So, I create new windows, open up 'Search' screens and the attempt to find the person. This is a time-consuming process, better interpreted as 'time-wasting', because most of the time, these records have already been attached by someone else or me.
I am a rigourous documentor, having created and/or attached thousands of records and person merges (verifiable--no exaggeration). There's no way I can keep all those in my head. Creating a external list is time-consuming, but more to the point, it is ludicrious, considering that the info already exists in FS (except that it can't be easily accessed, as described, above).
Because there is the possibility that I have found a record for which the event hasn't yet been documented or the record attached, I perform the above manual search EVERY TIME.
Resolution: Provide the capability to download all the vital info of people that we watch into CSV format, i.e., birth date, death date, marriage info, spouse, parent names. This would allow creation of a simple spreadsheet to examine, to see whether or not the info is 'new'. Icing on the cake would be to include the ID. This would allow those people who use a tool like MS-Excel, to create a hyperlink for access.
Please consider this request
It's extra work when you're attaching an image, but instead of waiting for FS's glacial development process, perhaps you can maintain a spreadsheet tracking each register entry that you cite/attach. That is, when you find an entry and the person or people it goes with, you can attach it as usual, and then enter the key details as a new line in a spreadsheet. Then later if you're looking at the same register and find the name of interest again, you can check that spreadsheet that yes, you've already done that one.0
That works, partially, but I was hoping to avoid doing that, as I would have a huge amount of people that I’d have to enter, to create my initial list. I still would be stuck having to manually search for the people, if they weren’t in my list—which would be a time waster, if someone else had already attached it.
Hmmmm—-having responded to you has given me an idea——-maybe this is an easier request for FS to implement: if a given page has been attached to someone, show the people who it has been attached to.0
FS does actually keep track of what profiles an image has been attached to, because it will not let you attach it again (which is Highly Aggravating when there are multiple relevant events on the page), and yes, I have often wished for some way of finding out that list.0