A Fix for Duplicates
I think I've found a partial solution for duplicates. Most people, I feel, make duplicates because they think that their siblings, nephews, nieces, etc. haven't been added to Family Search, when in reality they might have already been added. I understand that they don't show up for privacy, because of how they are still living, but if you were to make that optional, and add a setting to allow your immediate family and your aunts, uncles, and grandparents to see your icon/page, that would most likely help with the duplicates. ( :
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
Great suggested enhancement.
That Said ...
That is something, that we have all been requesting/asking, for MANY Years ...
ie. Especially, since, the implementation, of "Private Spaces", in 2014
.... [ When, us "Living", Users/Patrons, were "Duplicated" ... ].
It seems, so to simple ...
That Said ...
It is NOT so simple ...
There is CURRENTLY no mechanism, in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch', for Users/Patrons, to "Share"; or, "give permission" to "Share", the "Living" individuals/persons in their own "Private Spaces" with/between other/another User(s)/Patron(s).
There are a myriad of "Privacy" Laws, within the many various Countries and Unions, throughout the World - it is a nightmare to negotiate.
"Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch', is used in many Countries and Unions, throughout the World; and, as such, must adhere, to the myriad of "Privacy" Laws, throughout the World.
Hence, "Privacy" is one of the reasons that we cannot "Share" the "Living" individuals/persons in our own "Private Spaces" - it is NOT the ONLY reason; but, certainly has a bearing on the matter.
Another factor is that such would have to be 'Coded'/'Programmed', into the Programme, that is "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch'.
'Yes', these "Living" individuals/person in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' WILL, in fact, in many (most) cases will be "Duplicated" - unfortunately a necessary situation that currently cannot be avoided.
I know that there are "Duplicates" of the "Living" ME - at least, one for my Wife and each of our Children, not to mention my other ("Living") extended Family members.
Here are some "Knowledge Articles", in 'FamilySearch', in regard to "Private Spaces" and "Living" individuals/persons:
Who can see my living relatives in Family Tree?
How does Family Tree protect the privacy of living people?
What Family Tree features are available in my private space?
Can my living relatives share a Family Tree private space to work together?
Can I transfer my Family Tree private space to another user?
'FamilySearch', has been 'grappling' with this; and, 'working' on this, for Years.
There DOES appear to be some progress ...
Especially, with the recent implementation, of the NEW "Family Groups".
Currently, the 'premise' of "Family Groups" is:
PRIMARILY: for the "Sharing" of "Temple" Work, for Users/Patrons who are Member of the Church; and,
SECONDARY: a form of "Group" 'Messaging' Tool, for ALL User/Patrons
There has been 'Talk', in this Forum, that has suggested, that "Family Groups" MAY later, include a 'component', to enable the "Sharing", of the "Living" individuals/persons, in our "Private Spaces", between members of the particular 'Group'; as, a "Family Group" is, in fact, a "Closed" PRIVATE 'Group', with somewhat of a 'Modicum', of "Privacy".
We can but live in hope ...
Just my thoughts.
Again, great suggested enhancement.
I know, that this may not help/assist; but, I hope, that this provides you, with some additional, insight; and, perspective.