when attaching a record (hint), make the FS side editable
When I am attaching a record (hint) to a FS individual, I would like to be able to edit the FS person as part of the attachment. The hint may have some good info such as a birth year and exact place, but the FS side may have more like an exact birth date but not as good of a place. The current system of not letting me edit the FS side causes me to write down the better info and go into the individual at a later time to add the piece that was better in the hint even tho other parts of the hint were not as good as the FS side.
I realize this would double the effort of the technical side since the edit would need to reflect my info as the person who changed the info; and the attached hint side reflect my info as the person attaching the source from the hint to FS.
I'd like to be able to edit the name, birth and christening info, marr info, death and burial info on the FS side.
PS: You should not be posting your user name and user number here. This is a public board. Posting those allows anyone in the world who wanders by here to use them in the Help function, if they have access to that, and do anything they want looking like you.
You can edit any posts less than four hours old and remove these. You shouldn't be posting your e-mail or phone. Your name is not actually need either. I'm going to flag this to a moderator so they can remove this personal information from any posts you may have that are older than four hours.1
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Like other suggestions you have made today, this has its positive elements, but also its downside. This is illustrated by the case of marriage events, which can be carried across when adding a source, even if a marriage event is already added. However, these records need to be checked carefully, because an earlier date will mean this event that ending up as being displayed on the Person page. It might not be immediately obvious that the "marriage" you are adding (with a full date, rather than the less-detailed one added previously) actually represents details of banns or a marriage licence. The effect could be a more factual event detail (relating to marriage ceremony) being knocked off the Person page and being replaced by details representing a related event (banns or licence).
This might not be the perfect example here, but does illustrate the need to take time, compare the different information appearing on different sources, then (only once back on the Person page) to make the final decision on whether your "new source" is accurate and really does represent what it purports to be. "More detailed" does not necessarily mean "more accurate", so don't I would never "facts" in haste - only after verification / comparison with other records.0
Just to add, there are pitfalls in carrying across many details when adding a source - even if the field is blank, rather than requiring (your suggested) editing. If I add, say, "1864, Stepney" as the birthplace given in a census record, I might find other census records showing the individual to have been born in 1866 at Whitechapel, or in 1862 at Shoreditch. If you do carry any detail across (even not involving your "edit"option) you still must check to see which of the three suggestions is accurate - which will always take you back to the Person page for possible amendment, possibly based the on truly accurate details from yet another source (say the birth certificate itself).
My overall advice (albeit it might be proving a little long-winded!) is to always take time and evaluate your inputs from the Person page, not during the process of linking a source.0