Auto Generate Temporary Table of Facts from Existing Sources - Clean Up Records
When we want to ensure that the details or facts of an ancestor are correct, we go to the sources tab in FamilySearch and then start digging through existing sources. We end up creating a table of details or facts from the sources - so that we can begin the process of ensuring the information is correct. This is a time-consuming process. Details are on one tab. Sources are on another tab. Sources can include records, transcriptions, links to other sites, and perhaps more. And then you have other tabs. In short, it is clunky and time-consuming process when you want to see the facts and supporting sources quickly and together - so you can start the clean-up process.
On the Facts tab of Ancestory.com, they show facts and ancestor sources on one webpage - and the connection between the two - which helps. The limits of ancestor.com, of course, is that it doesn't create a common pedigree.
I decided to attempt to use AI to generate a simple, temporary, table of facts from the sources in FamilySearch. I tried using Chat GPT, Google Bard, Microsoft Edge Co-Pilot, etc. to help.
I initially had some success with Edge CoPilot - because it can see your opened page to the left. However, it only read two-three opened-up records with transcripts and then stopped.
I'm not an "AI prompt engineer." I tried following instructions, and got nowhere:
"In FamilySearch.org, there is a "sources" webpage for each ancestor. Within that page, there are links to sources of records regarding that ancestor. Sometimes the sources are within familysearch.org. Sometimes they are on other websites. The records provide information about the person. Examples include birthdate, birthplace, baptism, father, mother, spouse, residence, children, death date, etc. It is time-consuming to go through all the sources and create a table of sources/facts. Please create a table of the ancestor and the associated facts."
I'd love a quick-fix idea (or solution) of how to quickly generate a table of facts derived from the sources in familysearch.org - until a long-term solution is developed. There may be a whole new way to approach this as well.