When a film page is finally indexed, does it replace prior manually created sources?
I hope I can make sense in explaining my question. I help a lady who has attached sources directly from Family Search's online films a few years back. At that time, there were no indexed records for the particular area she was working on.
Recently, we noticed that some of those records have now been indexed! What happens to the original source she attached years ago? Is Family Search able to track that the specific page has been attached to someone, and then replaces the original source with the indexed version? Or does the system not recognize it as the same record, and it instead shows up as a hint to be added?
We are asking this to find out if we should go back through the line and attach all indexed records. If so, we want to also know if it necessary to detach the original unindexed record, or if it is fine to leave it be.
Thank you so much!
It is not recognized and shows up as a hint (that is what I have seen). You can actually leave the previously attached record - just in case the FamilySearch platform has problems (along the lines of 1900 Census) - it would just mean the record is attached twice. You could change the title to reflect that it was unindexed - or make a note, etc.
Or you could remove the previously unindexed record and link only the current/indexed one.
I would recommend a transcription of the record in the Notes - that way the text is preserved with the attached record (you never know when the record image may be removed from FamilySearch platform).0