On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:54:45 GMT, Ea...@bellsouth.net
Sullivan) wrote in soc.genealogy.computing:
>How much faith do you place in Family Search? I find a number of
>errors so I am skeptical about filling in blanks with FS data.
Family Search (and Ancestry and probably myHeritage) has 2 kinds
of informations : records and genealogy.
Records are documents, like vital records or census. Errors are
from reading but usually, you can verify the record (not always).
Genealogy are based from personal opinions. Family Search has
2 separate links : research documents or research genealogy.
Genealogy is for records provided by users.
They (FS) are back to the old integrated AF/Ancestral File
project, so besides records, there is now some small tree
icon to mean there is some (human made ?) link between
records. I have seen mistakes in this kind of link, so they
are a little better than basic users but less reliable than
I use my own software and I keep some kinds of link to Family
For census, a link to the census as provided by FS when opening
the research entry (list of people in the family), not the URL
from the browser.
For records hard to find (not appearing when making a standard
research from names), I keep the URL.
Otherwise, the date and place is enough for me.
No idea why this can't be handled by a genealogy software.
Denis Beauregard - généalogiste émérite (FQSG)
Les Français d'Amérique du Nord - http://www.francogene.com/gfan/gfan/998/
French in North America before 1722 - http://www.francogene.com/gfna/gfna/998/
Sur cédérom/DVD/USB à 1790 - On CD-ROM/DVD/USB to 1790