Family Search & Billiongraves sources need to be linked
I'm in the process of uploading over 5000 obituaries to billiongraves.com. Here is the problem that others will encounter. I"m going to use the example please see FS ID L2X7-TT1 Betty Jane Cain. When you look upper right side "Research Help" you will see 2 that say Find A Grave Index and Billiongraves Index.
When you go to the billion graves index you actually follow the link it can take you to the headstone just like Find A Grave. The difference is you can add the obituary under "Other Sources" on Billiongraves:
Please go to the link above now. This will not be shown yet on the FS page of Betty Cain under resources just the headstone. On the obituary page of billiongraves you can add the FS ID so it can take you to the FS ID of the deceased.
My recommendation is not to just index headstones at billiongraves alone. But also connect any source attached that a person adds with the FS ID to the billiongraves.com source so it shows up on the FS ID as a possible source to using family search. I mean it makes sense since you can add the FS ID to the source on billiongraves.com. Not just the headstone alone. You can connect back to family search from the source from billiongraves but not from family search to billiongraves. It makes sense to do that because you would never know the obituary was there on the headstone page unless you really look. Truly, non-experienced people doing family search need all the help they can get.
I know we can add a source and make a link ourselves from the FS ID of the deceased. I think its also a good idea so people really can't tamper with the actual source itself if its added this way. After all, in this case, its the actual obituary a hard to find article. Not found on Newspapers.com etc.
Thanks for your consideration!