Untangling the Knots in Your FamilySearch Family Tree
And so this class was born.
First of all lets define "knots" from the title, or what I've referred to as "messes". If you've ever worked on FamilySearch you've noticed that you'll often come to families who have A LOT of data problems! Yikes! How did that come to be? Years and years of duplicate work, followed by great attempts to merge, and lots of contributors. I complain about none of this, because it's the process FamilySearch had to go through since the first declaration that members of the church were given to do their own 4 generation pedigree charts. In fact, I praise the church and FamilySearch for all that they contribute to the world of genealogy. Let's face it, without them genealogy couldn't possibly be where it is today, they got a head start by at least 60 years given that the Genealogical Society of Utah (FamilySearch's former name) began microfilming record in 1938 and Ancestry wasn't even thought of until 1990. So the point is, I'm grateful for every leap forward that FamilySearch makes, which happens often. Thank you FamilySearch!
Sidenote: I think a fascinating class would be the history of Family History!
Okay so let's get to the content.
Here are my slides for the class: