Improve the Number and Type of Research Hints You Receive
Recently, I had about 24 research hints that I was working on processing. About halfway through, I received another 261 research hints for people that married my 3rd-4th cousins once & twice removed. I don't follow these distant cousins but focus instead on my direct ancestors and relatives.
My question is this: Can these hints be directed to those members who are more closely related to the person mentioned in the Research Hint? This would help spread the work around and not place it all on one person. I know clearing out and processing research hints is not obligatory, however, I like to regularly do this kind of "Housekeeping" work to keep my acount neat and tidy. Just knowing that there are now over 300 research hints to go through for people I'm not interested in is overwhelming. Even dismissing these hints requires opening each one up, looking at it and making a decision on whether it's relevant or not. This takes a lot of time and at my age (72), I'd like to focus more on doing actual research. Additionally, many of these research hints present duplicate records that in many cases, are already attached to the tree. Can this be avoided? I want to make the best use of my time and not get mired down in doing all this maintenance work. Your thoughts?