Why are we indexing documents that are already indexed on Ancestry?
I am currently indexing naturalization documents on Family Search. I will frequently google the name I am working on to try to get clarification from other online sources. Often my search results in finding the same exact document on Ancestry or another Family History site, already indexed. I'm indexing something that has been indexed on another platform - duplicated efforts. Seems like indexing efforts could be coordinated with other family history organizations - especially partners with Family search. Is family search not aware of what other organizations have indexed? Does it have something to do with copy rights?
Can anyone shed any light on this topic?