RussellHltn wrote:That would only be true for source documents that happen to be on the church servers. Looking over the sample, I only see about 7 out of 21 images like that.
They're already into ground-breaking storage requirements. This will add a significant burden to that. Furthermore, I'd say that this goes beyond the church's goals for genealogy. As such it would seem to me to be difficult to cost-justify.
I don't think adding source documents to an individual is beyond the Church goals for genealogy, a lot of the problems we have now is in the duplication of effort. Displaying original documents will eliminate a lot of that problem.
Some of these capabilities are to encourage more participation. Adding the ability to attach photos and related multimedia will get more people involved in Family History and that is in the best interest of the Church. I would think that a lot of the items included might come from online data bases of Maps and historical photos.
I don't think this type of project would be considered if plans for providing storage space for the project were not being planned. Yes it is a big project, but I think the end results will be worth the investment. The Lord has given us this technology, lets use it to prepare an acceptable record of our ancestors.
D&C 128:24 ... Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book
containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation