Name and ID by FamilySearch
How does this help if you add a name with ID and don't put your Resource information.
You found the name, where is the document where you found it?
It is a waste of time for us when we research and find a name added by FamilySearch but it goes NOWHERE?
Felipe Mendoza could be the father to my great-grandfather in Mexico, yet it says nothing and has nothing to go by. HELP!!!! Just don't add it, if you have nothing to help others researching.
Records come from many different sources including legacy records from before the current website was established in 2012. Early records generally do not have sources attached. But normally there are links to other records which should give you a clue as to where the record came from. It is possible for a user to create a record with no source information and no links to other records but this is highly unusual.
Please provide the ID of the record for Felipe Mendoza0
As a genealogical researcher or a family history researcher, it works best if you follow rather standard research methods starting with asking the standard questions about every item of information you come across:
- What is this record?
- When was this record created?
- Where was this record created?
- Who created this record?
- Why was this record created?
Family Tree is the dumping ground of every single existing record that has ever been submitted by patrons of its services to FamilySearch, formerly called the Genealogical Society of Utah, since its founding in 1894. That is 129 years worth of records. These have gone from the originally submitted papers to file cards to family group sheets to a variety of primitive databases such as the IGI to more complex databases such as the Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File then finally Family Tree. As records were transferred through the various types some systems allowed family groupings. Other did not. Some allowed source entry. Others did not.
If you would like a research lesson, please do post the ID number and I'll see if we can reconstruct its trail.0
Who is Felipe Mendoza? Is this intended for me or for anyone researcher on FamilySearch?0
Please explain. As both Gordon and I have requested, please provide the ID number of the record you are concerned about. This is the number that appears near the top of the page in the format XXXX-XXX where X can be numbers and/or letters.0
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I am pretty diligent at putting the source on new people I've added. Usually this is because I'm working with old wills which name children. Often some children have never been created. I have learned to put the will in my source box when adding it to the primary person, even when the person in question is not my ancestor, so that it is easier to add the source to the children, new or not. You have to add the source one at a time. It's not like source linker where everybody in the record gets lined up for you. I have to say that process is a pain in the you know where, and I wonder if some people just don't bother to take the time.0
I am taking classes from F/S to try to get it right. I review more ID numbers without Sources. It is the FamilySearch staff that is adding names without sources on several occasions.
ID M9L5-287. Check some of them out. This can be frustrating when you tell us to be sure to add source information.
It may have been Gordon Collett that I spoke with. My original question was since I had been working with one ID for several years, do I change all of my files to reflect a new ID by a researcher who MERGES into a new ID number due to a misspelled name?
If this is what the future holds, I can start an entire new TREE with all the same people to stay away from new researchers who choose to make new IDS for ancestors.0
@Linda Hindes6, check the dates on those conclusions credited to "FamilySearch". 2012, right? That means that they're part of the initial "seeding" of the Family Tree. They're legacy data imported from preceding systems, and FS staff has absolutely nothing to do with them.
In FS's prior iterations, profiles were submitted/created based on individual vital events, and there was no means of connecting participants in multiple events. This means that if a mother and father had twelve children baptized, and all twelve of those baptisms were used to create profiles, then the mother had twelve different profiles, and the father had twelve different profiles. Unless someone has come along to clean them up in the past decade, those two dozen duplicates are still floating in the Tree.1