As frustrating as it gets to participate in a "one big tree" website, where others can edit my ancestors' profiles, I think the good far outweighs the bad, and it has to do with memories. I have a FamilySearch account, and contribute to the FSFT (FamilySearch Family Tree).
My view of the FSFT "one big tree" includes:
- Both living and deceased members of my family.
- As I connect my deceased ancestral profile with others, I find our side of the family inherited the family bible
- Others have photos of ancestors I've never seen.
- Their grandparents are deceased,
- I had previously contributed information on these grandparents to FSFT.
|My 3 daughters and I have entered data on family members. They know I'm a genealogist, but they can only view the info of our common deceased ancestors in FSFT.|
What happens when I die?
Once my LDS 1,2 church records are updated upon my death, by my
LDS ward clerk, my FSFT profile will be public. As my daughters update
their profiles of me AND do a "possible duplicate" search at FSFT, then all can be combined by them.
This means if one daughter had uploaded photos of me, and another a sound clip, all would be
combined into my one viewable profile as a deceased person in FSFT. As most are now principally using mobile devices, they'll most likely be using the FamilySearch Memories App.
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