I have 10,000 names from a small village cemetery in Italy on a spread sheet. I have them grouped into families with parents and children...but no grandparents...just single families. Can I input these families as unattached families?
You would of course what to verify that each of the 10,000 names were not already in FSFT. If they are, create a source in your source box and attach to their individual PID.
You can enter an unattached person by clicking the Recents tab and going to the bottom to "+Add Unconnected Person".
I would suggest that you NOT try to enter into FT all 10,000 individuals by some computerized automated method.
You may want to explore some method whereby you could publish your Cemetery Index online so that others could have access to the Data you have collected so that they can help determine whether an individual should be added or to whom the source should be attached in FT.
the "not a lot of likes" is probably that we all realize that an AUTIOMATED BATCH process is very error prone and will merely create duplicates.
BUT as the first person responded
After ensuring that the people are not already in FS Family Tree
they can be entered one by one -- manually via the "Add Unconnected Person"
and thats the simple answer
any discussion about automatic BATCH processing -- was not even alluded to by the submitter and I think we most all agree -- not worth pursuing for its negative impact.
it has to be entered one person at a time.
PLEASE definitely avoid GEDCOM.
Thank you so much for your help! I appreciate your information and advice!
An option is to convert your spreadsheet data into a GEDCOM file using a mail merge (not the easiest of processes but possible). You can then upload the GEDCOM file to the Pedigree Resource File under Genealogies. This is then searchable by others.
Having done that, it is possible to add names from the uploaded file into Family Tree using the Compare facility. However, I do not recommend that. Not only is it extremely time consuming but the system is extremely poor at identifying records that already exist meaning that, unless you take a lot of care and effort, you will create duplicate records.
What village, please?
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The FamilySearch Places gazetteer currently has two entries for Ruoti: 1861-1882 and 1882 to today. See them here:
If your records are earlier than 1861, a preliminary step would be to request addition of the earlier time frame to the gazetteer.
Then, plan your tree building. For that, you need some information about the current status of related information in FamilySearch. You will be doing a variation of what surname studies do: building older pieces of the tree and connecting them to younger pieces. As shown in this 1-minute video:
Wow, this discussion is getting a lot of views but not a lot of likes.
Thank you for your help and suggestions!