1950 Census Trade Deal(s)
The 1950 Census will be released in April 2022, which is only 8 months away! As we indexed the 1940 Census in only 4 months, we'll probably have similar success with the 1950 Census. A fully indexed 1950 Census can be a major bargaining chip that FamilySearch can use to trade with other Genealogical entities. Plan now for what great deals can be made. The better the planning the better the deals that can be made.
Here are two possible huge deals that could be made:
Option 1: Have the entirety of Ancestry.com Family Trees searchable directly from FamilySearch. And make it easy to transfer information/records from Ancestry.com Trees to FamilySearch Trees. This would dramatically accelerate progress on the massive family tree(s) being created on FamilySearch.
Option 2: Have the entirety of FamilySearch Tree accessible and updateable from Ancestry.com. That way Ancestry.com users can immediately join the massive crowdsourcing effort on FamilySearch to develop one massive set of family trees without having to start over on their trees by simply switching to FamilySearch. This would also dramatically accelerate progress on the massive family tree(s) being created on FamilySearch.
Note 1: I understand that the FamilySearch Tree has many thousands of family trees. For simplicity, only have trees with over 100 names be accessible to Ancestry.com.
Note 2: Many Ancestry users may be very excited about crowdsourcing their family trees as currently many Ancestry trees are exclusive to a particular user, thus creating a huge amount of duplicated work and effort.