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Four women, one PID

Hello, I'm finding all of your comments about problem merges and data uploads very helpful and informative. I originally was using FamilySearch for information only, but it seemed wrong to have the correct information and not share it!

In my husband's family, I found an instance where his 2x great grandparents had quite a lot of other people information attached. I saw some examples here of how some of you note changes and source attachment - so helpful!

I also read how rarely people message back. How long would you wait before making changes?

Thank you!
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  • Hello JeansLeaves!

    Welcome to the FamilySearch forum on Getsatisfaction.com. I am not an employee of FS, but we are told that FS employees read all postings put up here, even though in most cases they do not actually respond.

    When I send a note to someone about a potential mistake they've made, I just wait a few days and if I don't hear back, I will go ahead and make the correction. I'll then send a second note to the person describing what I've done and why. I then encourage them that if they don't think the changes I've made are appropriate, to please send me a note so that we can work out how to make the record is as accurate as possible.

    The "One Shared Tree" concept is partially based on the fact that with more eyes on any given set of records, corrections and accurate details can be accumulated MUCH quicker in the tree and it helps reduce the number of duplicate (and frequently ambiguous) records that there are.
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  • Thanks!
    I need to scour the tree a little more to make sure I haven't missed anything.
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