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Additional Information in Future FamilySearch

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:25 pm
by jscrockett
(This is a cross-posted comment from the 7/20/09 blog post at )

Question — the paragraph introducing Family Tree says:

“Users of the Family Tree collectively and collaboratively organize information into its appropriate node on this shared tree. Ultimately, each node will be a folder containing or linking to all known information for an individual.”

Does this imply that there will eventually be facility for including additional information about a person, such as a brief life sketch, or that a certain person served in xyz war, or that more photographs of a person’s medieval manor are available at xyz web address, or that the birth location was at xyz lat/long coordinates?

I assume that the church’s web servers are not intended to serve as the “wikipedia” of family history — though I would certainly be glad if there were such a resource!

I have been hoping that somebody familiar with the development roadmap could clarify the “all known information” statement — most likely just to confirm that my assumption is correct.

Thank you.

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:27 pm
by russellhltn
I have not kept up with the details of FamilySearch development. However, they are moving in the direction of adding sources so that you can link to the source documents. I suspect this is the bases of the "all known information" statement.

They also support partners and allowing the partners to interact with the database. So potentially though a partner you can add more information (to the partner's site) and yet be connected with the FamilySearch database.

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Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:55 pm
by jscrockett
Thank you for the response. A related idea is described in, but of course the roadmap is uncertain.