Sources and documentation
I’m about to give up! I’m an experienced genealogy researcher and in fact, have taught research techniques including sources and proof standard. I spent time recently entering and documenting a family in the tree - went in today to add a new finding only to find additions ....some using "Ancestry tree" or "gedcom" or a 1830 census to verify children .... by name. WHY doesn’t FS give some guidance about documentation....what is and is not a valid source, even a way for users to indicate "possible" evidence. IF THE OBJECTIVE IS TO CREATE A WORLD TREE, ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT. I think many, many people would appreciate guidance and info regarding building a an accurate (as possible) family tree.
And a question about "documentation" entered by FamilySearch itself. For example, FS entered a source for the birthplace, date of one James Samuel (LZBT-JBQ) and in "details" section, lists a birthplace with a source cited, but no reason given as to the validity of the birthplace. It would seem that FS itself should be held to giving a reason for their entry or at least say, "this is a possible birth location."