Submitting GEDCOMs to new FamilySearch
- Found this on another list. Will prove extremely
useful when we all get the program as it is rolled
There are discrepancies about when a GEDCOM should be
added to the new FamilySearch. Some are receiving the
answer that GEDCOMs should not be submitted. Others
are being told to submit and check for duplicates.
Others are being told to input a GEDCOM when the
information is missing. What are the rules for
submitting a GEDCOM, and when should it be submitted?
Does size matter? Does the data (such as death dates
not in GEDCOM) matter? What makes a GEDCOM good to
The primary purpose of the new FamilySearch is to
eliminate duplicate temple ordinances. Keeping this in
mind, before you add a GEDCOM, you should:
Search for the individual.
Combine all possible records for the individual.
Add other opinions where necessary.
Dispute major inaccuracies.
Check the status of temple ordinances.
After completing the above, if you have additional
information that should be added, you may submit it by
GEDCOM. It is best to submit a small GEDCOM (five
generations or fewer) to reduce the number of new
records that will need to be combined."
As you can see, it is all right to submit GEDCOMs but
we must be very careful we have done all our
groundwork first or we will be inundated with even
more duplicate records.
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