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SURVEY - What facts do you feel comfortable merging from Public Member Trees?

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SURVEY - What facts do you feel comfortable merging from Public Member Trees?

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lets here your thoughts!
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?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rich Canfield 13 Feb 2013 7:55PM GMT 
David Abernat... 13 Feb 2013 8:41PM GMT 
Rich Canfield 13 Feb 2013 8:56PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 13 Feb 2013 9:01PM GMT 
Rich Canfield 13 Feb 2013 9:06PM GMT 
StevePearson7... 15 Feb 2013 7:21PM GMT 
David Abernat... 13 Feb 2013 9:12PM GMT 
Rich Canfield 13 Feb 2013 10:02PM GMT 
movrshakr 13 Feb 2013 10:03PM GMT 
Rich Canfield 13 Feb 2013 11:27PM GMT 
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