Familysearch.org Needed Changes
In this case, I would "Add Couple" 1 - Gustav and Lulu Mae Cook. Once added, the Wiki Tree changes to the following:
That wasn't very time consuming but here's where my problems begin.I have 19 facts for Gustav Samuelson on my Ancestry tree:
Familysearch has 4 citations:
Really, Familysearch only has 1 source - the Legacy user that imported the information cited for 4 events but did the user did not include where he/she found the evidence. Truly, I'm not impressed with Familysearch's sources for Gustaf. This is no improvement over the earlier trees that the site displayed. I equate this practice with only citing an Ancestry Family Tree that was unsourced to begin with. The citation is meaningless.
I could add the sources I found plus the 18 photos and the several additional records that I've scanned and uploaded to my Ancestry tree to the Familysearch Wiki but that takes quite a bit of time.I feel like I'm duplicating what I've already accomplished by re-entering the citations from Ancestry to Familysearch. Instead, I would prefer to spend my time further building my tree.
Way too much to have to add! Way too time consuming!
So I thought maybe I would just add 1 photo to Wiki and keep the lines simple by just adding my direct line (no collaterals - no sibs!). Last evening I added my maternal grandparents, Ivan "John" and Mary Violet Kos Koss. I compared sources from ancestry to familysearch and added the difference. Then, I selected ONE photo for my mother, grandmother and grandfather and uploaded to Familysearch. This is what the photos looked like:
|Dorothy Koss Leininger|
|Mary Violet Kos Koss|
|Ivan "John" Kos Koss|
There's nothing wrong with these 3 photos and I did agree that the site would first approve them before posting but its been a day and they're still not displayed. At this rate, it would take me YEARS before I had my tree on Familysearch and it wouldn't even be my complete tree.
I understand that the LDS Church has an agreement with Ancestry.com and to quote an old commercial, membership has its privileges, but there needs to be an expedient alternative for genealogists, such as uploading an existing tree to the Familysearch site.