scion wrote:Good for some circumstances, but in preparing templework, the only workaround is to completely ignore the system and type in what I want to print. This defeats the purpose of preventing duplication. However, that is where I am now. My "official" response when others ask me about nFS is to refer them to others who sing its praises.
There is no reason to re-type anything into nFS unless a person isn't already listed in nFS. Simply combine any records and if the work has been done then you don't need to worry about it. If it hasn't been done then make any edits to the information you believe are necessary to correct the information. The edits you make will be the ones that show up on your printouts and screen. Dispute information you feel is incorrect but this information won't be deleted.
nFS keeps all the information in the same file (or folder). So we aren't going to delete information that is incorrect in nFS. That isn't the purpose of nFS. This is probably the hardest thing to understand about nFS but it is something that those of us who have studied history understand. BAD INFORMATION IS GOOD INFORMATION.
That information is out there and will never disappear. Many people will come to nFS assuming information they have is correct and when they search for an ancestor they will use that information. To avoid duplication every error that has ever been committed will remain a part of the nFS so those people will find the right person using the wrong information. This is how nFS was designed. It was meant to be wrong. So let the mistakes stay, dispute them and over time the data will be corrected by the sheer number of people who are pushing the correct information to the top.
What you would like printed should be what appears on your summary screen. Go to your Summary Screen, and choose what information you want to be shown by clicking on the arrow next to the information such as birth and select the one you want to print or show on your records. If it isn't there then go to the Details screen and add the new information.
I hope this helps. Just remember that it's important not to get confused by the sheer amount of incorrect information because it is meant to be there.
Historians are crazy!!!!