FamilySear as Contributor, possible duplicates, sources, policies
Because temples now take cards after each ordinance, I print out four copies of my cards when I prepare to go to the temple. I pencil in the work that was done. I've been apprehensive about taking these to do work, suspecting that they'll want ones that are officially printed, not penciled in. I am finding that some names from my cards are dropping off my reservations. I have nine that need initiatory that are no longer on my reservations. I think this is because they suspect that they are duplicates. That's reasonable, but they should note that in the reservation area and not just drop them out. Also, when FS enters something in the tree, they don't attach sources, which is both a bad example and bad family history research. Whatever record they use to create pages should be attached to those pages so we can review them. If they want to reduce duplications, they need to do that because genealogists have no respect for pages without sources. Sources are the anchor. We ignore pages that have no sources attached, and familySearch is notorious for this. It invites people to make a mess of these pages created by FamilySearch. Many FS pages are started because of a christening record. It can't be that hard to include an image of the christening record with the page that is created. That's what patrons are expected to do. FS should do it, too, because it will give the page validity and prevent some foolish mergers.