Unleashing Collaboration: Proposal for Sharing FamilySearch Trees with Ancestry.com
Dear FamilySearch Team,
I am writing to propose a bold initiative that could revolutionize collaboration and research in genealogy: sharing a subset of FamilySearch trees with Ancestry.com. The potential benefits are vast:
- Accelerated Research: Publishing FamilySearch trees on Ancestry.com with at least 100 deceased individuals would create a treasure trove of connections for Ancestry users, potentially leading to faster discoveries and breakthroughs.
- Enhanced Accuracy: Combining data from both platforms could surface inconsistencies and errors, paving the way for collaborative correction and improved overall accuracy.
- Global Impact: Expanding access to FamilySearch's vast resources could attract new users and boost genealogy research for everyone.
I understand concerns about collaboration and data quality. Therefore, I propose a carefully considered approach:
- Pilot Project: Starting with a curated selection of high-quality trees would allow for testing and refinement before wider implementation.
- Collaboration over Full Trees: Sharing hints and connections between trees could be prioritized over full transfers, minimizing privacy risks and data complexities.
I believe this collaboration holds immense potential for the genealogy community. I am eager to discuss this further and explore its feasibility with your team.