Links to Best Friends of a Person
I realize that "best friends" do not officially belong in a family tree database. Of course they can be listed in "life sketches", but that does not create any link within a database like FamilySearch.org. I also realize that the inclusion of all friends would create a nightmare of linkages. So how can I possibly link my deceased father to his best friend / business partner.? It is already possible within FamilySearch. Here is how I do it. I find a photo of my father and his best friend and I upload it to Memories. Then I identify them both in the photo including their family search id (fsid) codes. This creates the type of link that I have been searching for.
Now, one day, if my grandchildren are searching for the name (and fsid) of my father's best friend / business partner, the link is there through a well-captioned photo in FamilySearch Memories. Furthermore, such links will not be downladed in GEDCOM subsets.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to capture the URL of the single photo with the heading
"Vic COLE (holding his dog Rover) and his (BMF) best friend J.Earl. NANT circa 1962".
And this solution requires (almost) no software development by FamilySearch programmers.
Tags: Links Friends Partners fsid Photo BMF BFF (Why are these invalid tags?)