Re. Legacy NFS source
Dear Family Search
I am having great difficulty with sources that are bogus. The source quoted was for a Legacy NFS source which in essence was nothing of substance, simply the wishfull thinking of the user.
In contrast I have entered a valid source quoting a date of will of Walter Pratt as being 1426, meaning that his death took place at that time. It cannot mean anything else.
The valid source was removed and a bogus source inserted in its place. This is very unethical and a deliberate act of misinformation.
I am reporting this matter because I believe it to be an abuse of priveledge.
My suggestion is that you limit Legacy NFS sources by insisting that valid information is registered against it.
There are 3 Walter Pratts that appear to be the same person, one is deleted as a result of the merge. Perhaps another merge is in order since it appears there are 2 duplicates at the moment.
G8T3-RGK (I see you have contributed to this record)
G8QJ-7DQ (This was deleted during a merge)
K245-GK1 (This was the record left from the merge)0
A "Legacy NFS" source is a remnant from a preceding system ("New FamilySearch"); unfortunately, they seldom contain useful information, beyond the fact that a source was cited at some point. Being legacy information, they are by definition not newly added.
The other topic raised is interpreting a will's dating. Have you considered that it is perfectly possible for someone to write a will decades before he dies? This is why Walter Pratt's death date has been entered as "after 1426" -- he had to be alive in 1426 to write the will.4