At first, I thought, how great it was to be able to merge the data from other member trees, complete with facts, sources, etc. However, I learned that some of these sources and citations, were the same as I had found independently. The end result was now I had 2 sources for a particular fact, when it really only should have been indicating one.
Public trees are awesome in that they provide hints, direction and that valued missing puzzle piece. However, they should never be taken as gospel, without some accuracy assesment of the data.
So how, in FTM, should we handle the "LINKING" of information found in the public tree to people in our FTM tree? What facts, if any should be "linked"?
Obviously, you want to keep track of Public Member Trees in FTM, but should they be considered an actual "Source? Or should they be handled differently than a solid viable copy of a Census?
I'm trying to figure out how to handle public member trees. Just wondering how others might be handling this topic?