HUGE number of incorrect Record Hints on Scandinavians in the tree
Dale Hein said: I wish FamilySearch would stop putting up all these Record Hints every time another Swedish film is indexed. 90% of the hints on my ancestors' pages are wrong. Most have different wives, lived in different places and had different kids. Swedish people didn't have that many different names. Just because someone is named Jonas Mansson doesn't mean he is the Jonas Mansson in some other town with a different wife who that Jonas Mansson married 10 years earlier or later. This is so frustrating, because if I don't stay on top of all the Record Hints as they are added, most of which have to be declared Not a Match, somebody who doesn't know what they are doing attaches them and adds wrong wives and sometimes merges them, adds wrong children, etc. and messes up families I found by pouring over microfilms page by page for many hours for over twenty years. And then somebody else is going to come along and grab a green temple and off they go to seal the wrong wife and child to my ancestor. Because if FamilySearch puts a Record Hint there it must be true. Please, please, please stop putting Record Hints on Swedes and Danes if the system can't do a better job than it does. This is serious business, not a game. Please.
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