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  • Cleadie B
    May 1, 2012
      Thanks for the reply. I had a hunch that this might have been caused by them messing around in preparation for the move. Not too sure what will happen if I change things to reflect what I can prove is correct. Hopefully I will not have to go back over things once everything is just FT.

      I will be glad when they remove all the files donated outside the Temple data. This has been one of my biggest problems. A long time ago i traded data with another researcher, warning my file was only a starting point and needed a lot more research, which I eventually did. However when nFS got on the way my old file had been submitted (errors and all) by this researcher. ;-(

      Cleadie B

      --- On Tue, 5/1/12, Bill Buchanan <genealogistbuchanan@...> wrote:

      From: Bill Buchanan <genealogistbuchanan@...>
      Subject: Re: [AQ_NFS] Two questions
      To: AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com
      Received: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12:47 PM

      Yes, we get a lot of questions about that. Some of them are rather
      dramatic. "It says that the information was changed today by
      dorisandersonwolf765745654, and I know she has been dead for 5 years! How
      could that be possible?"

      The problem is that what is being displayed is not what is really
      happening. As the engineers are preparing for the production version of the
      FamilySearch Family Tree (FS FT), each record requires a list of all
      changes, and each "change log" needs a starting date. So the system is
      going through all of the fields in all of the records and selecting a
      contributor (who may be dead now, but contributed this record to one of the
      legacy databases that became the original version of nFS) and selecting the
      date the computer made that selection (which may be today).

      So, just ignore these puzzling references to changes. Make sure that the
      Summary data is as accurate and complete as possible, because that is the
      only data that will be brought into the production version of FS FT.
      (Sources will come in too, but not necessarily in the present nFS format.)
      Note that FS FT is built around a different model than nFS. There will be
      no combined records. (e.g. Instead of 1000 records for Charlemagne there
      will be 1 record for him. If another record is found for him, the two
      records will be MERGED like in AQ or PAF, and one record will be deleted.
      In the end Charlemagne will have 1 record, like everyone else.)


      Bill Buchanan
      website: http://billbuchanan.byethost17.com
      blog: http://billbuchanan.blogspot.com

      On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 7:34 AM, Cleadie B <cleadieb@...> wrote:

      > **
      > While working with nFS this last few days I came upon a contributor's
      > name, followed by several numbers that had changed data, with the currant
      > date. (The same day I was visiting the entry.) Sometimes the corrections
      > were right, other times they were wrong.
      > Any idea what this is about?
      > Anyone have any idea of how to remove children from a family?
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