edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Jane Little said: I would like to see a way that I can "dismiss" a research help/hint. For instance, the WWI Draft Registration Cards have been indexed twice. I don't see a reason to attach both to my ancestor, but that is the ONLY way to get rid of the hint under "Research Help". I like to see things cleaned-up and this second WWI Draft Registration Card will never be cleaned-up unless I go ahead and attach it AGAIN! Seems silly to do that. If only I could dismiss one! Thanks for listening.
Jeff Wiseman said: There are reasons that you must do this. The second index is likely from a totally different document owner and therefore is really a true (different) source even if the contents look the same. Also note that there are frequently subtle differences between index files that may need to be considered with making conclusions.
Also If you don't attach all sources in the FS database to the correct people in the tree, someone will get an errant hint on the wrong person and attach it there. This confuses the search and hints engine so that things won't work as efficiently as it now thinks those two unrelated people are likely duplicates.
You really should attach all pertinent sources even though it is extra work.0
Tom Huber said: First, welcome back to the community support forum for FamilySearch. FamilySearch personnel read every discussion thread and may or may not respond as their time permits. We all share an active interest in using the resources of this site and as users, we have various levels of knowledge and experience and do our best to help each other with concerns, issues, and/or questions.
The double index issue has been brought up before: See https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea... if you are interested.
The request to dismiss (apparent) "duplicate" sources is discussed in https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea....
The bottom line is that we are told to attach all sources, regardless of whether they are a duplicate index issue, or a second filming of the same record.
We have been told (in yet another discussion) that there is some movement toward looking at attached sources and grouping the duplicates under a single heading. That appears to be quite a way off in development.0