Web links between Wikidata and FamilySearch
Hello everybody !
Are you aware that the giant knowledge database Wikidata already has implemented FamilySearch-ID ?
Please visit the database's website of Johann Sebastian Bach for example (see https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1339). You will find the following entry there:
If you click on the web link LK3R-ST4, you will be directed to the appropriate FamilySearch web site https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LK3R-ST4.
That is fine, but unfortunately, this works only well if you have a FamilySearch account and if you have signed on to FamilySearch before.
I would propose to display at least the person's name as well as the birth and death year before you have signed on (maybe even a little bit more information). I think this could animate and convince a lot of altruistic people from the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia to collaborate with FamilySearch. Furthermore, this would make it much easier to place reference web links from Wikipedia to FamilySearch, since then all users can check and verify these web links immediately and without an account at FamilySearch.
On the other hand I would also recommend to add the unique Wikidata links to the FamilySearch persons (maybe even in the "Search Record" section"). Then interested genealogists can easily research all existing language versions of Wikipedia articles as well as the appropriate images on Wikimedia Commons.
Example Nicolaus Copernicus: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q619
There you can easily find https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Nicolaus_Copernicus
What do you think ?
Best regards from Germany