I added death certificate but did not see how to attach the document.
the death certificate - is it something you scanned?
and have or want to upload to FS FT Memories
or is it a death certificate found in FS Records area?
are you attaching it as a source? or attaching it as a Memories item? or both?
I have scanned the certificate and I thought I should add it in there as an attachment for proof of death, date, etc. I have seldom worked directly in FamilySearch other than putting in parents, children etc. Shouldn't I be actually attaching proof as I do this, as in BC, DC, census, etc? Is there a how to file for working directly in FamilySearch?
You mention the FC Records area....I guess if it is also there, I would just put in the link to it? Does that mean as I add my own family tree I should check FC records area before adding in my scanned files? That kind of makes sense but is a lot of work. I guess either way.
There are various ways to answer your question - and I'd like to see some other people respond who may have varying responses.
BUT you can upload the image to the Memories section and I am pretty sure you can link to that memories item's URL from a source you have attached.
so for example
here is a death certificate I uploaded to my Great Grandfathers record
(using the FS Memories area)
but you said you "scanned it" - which would lead me to believe it didnt come from FS records?
I did much research over the past 5 years to get into the DAR. I don't remember as I used all varieties of getting documents including FS, FS non-indexed, Purchased from state/county, Ancestry, American Ancestors, and others. My aunt had found records years ago as well and I received copies of what she had. Probably an actual certificate one of my cousin inherited has and scanned for me.
exactly - so the source was NOT FS records
simply upload it as a FS memory for that ancestor.
here is a video on FS Memories
Fantastic! I learned so much! Thank you Dennis. Occasionally I consider ending my long use of Ancestry, and going to FamilySearch. This would take quite some time to add all that is missing. I need to learn more, like what to do if there are 2 different record numbers for same person, and I am sure a lot of main information I should learn.
A morbid question: When I die, hopefully not soon, does all my family information remain in FamilySearch?
also see this post - about how many processes you can do in batches to speed it up:
I am so glad I posted this morning to this group, Dennis and found you as a font of information to some things I have thought about but never followed up...The suggestions of putting everything in albums before I begin, is perfect! This will be a large project and I will check with relatives to see who is even interested in following up when I am gone.
Thank you very much, Dennis.