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Wills just added and other information...where are they on the new format????

I cannot find the wills I just added to FamilySearch in their discussions. Where are they? And where is all the other information? It has taken hours to read these wills from the 1600s and 1700s. Where are they?
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  • I spent all day adding these wills, many are in latin and all are hard to read. I put them on the individual page in discussions on Familysearch in a very rough format knowing I could go back and edit them. What is going on? Can I no longer edit discussions? Can they now be deleted by anyone?
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  • Well to start with discussions is not the appropriate place for that sort of thing. These are sources and thus need to be dealt with through the sources functionality. Although there are unhelpful elements to these changes, it really does assist if you actually use the website in the manner it is meant to be used.
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    • David

      That is your opinion.

      Just like I have my opinion.

      Each to their own.

      Brett
    • It is not an opinion. It is a fact of how the system is designed. There is functionality to do with sources and transcriptions built in to the system. Therefore things to do with sources and transcriptions goes there, NOT in discussions.

      If this were a discussion about the implications of the will source citation that would be very, very, very different. It isn't. It is the will transcription itself. That is a source, NOT a discussion about a source.
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  • Cherie

    I probably "abuse" the Discussions feature myself, knowing what I record there cannot be deleted. However, the text is still in the form of comments. Why ever would you want to add transcriptions of wills there? If the detail is still a "work in progress" just place it elsewhere on your computer and edit from there.

    Family Tree is not designed to hold every piece of information relating to your relatives - although most of the more detailed information can be recorded in Memories, I suppose. Unless you have a desperate desire to share such detail with the Family Tree community, just add the source details (as David suggests) until it is completely ready for appropriate input .
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  • But no one answered Cherie’s question. Where did her wills go?
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  • Putting Wills or anything that relates to research, that you aren't sure of, or request advice work fine for Discussions. If you provide a PID with the lost Wills they can investigate.
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  • Thank you, Joe. I wrote this when everything changed on me the day of the roll out. They have been there all along and editable. Thank you for all your hard work.

    To everyone else who replied I was working at a public library reading wills from the 1600s and earlier. Discussions has always worked wonderfully as a safe place to store work in progress. And it still is, thank goodness.

    The original should be attached as a source; but as most users of familysearch cannot read the Court handwriting—what I provide is a transcription of genealogical relevant material from the document which helps me sort out common names in a parish and even extend family lines earlier than church records.

    If someone thinks my abstract (its not the original remember) is a source and needs to be added to sources please give me clear steps how to do this.
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  • Hi Cherie,

    Once an event or fact is entered as an event or fact on the person's details page, they will show up on the display. Anything that has been noted in the Collaborative sections -- notes and discussions -- do not show up under either the details or timeline displays.

    My understanding is that notes are a temporary holding place which anyone can modify or delete.

    Discussions are a place where only the original poster can delete the discussion entry, unless there have been comments added, which fixes in place the discussion.

    This is a good place for research notes and discussions between researchers, but we need some kind of method to "close" a discussion, once the research is complete and the conclusions placed on the details page.

    Work still to be done on this area. Glad you found that the discussions were not lost.
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