For the last couple of days I get the following message; for every new entry, even though I've already done that, with sources.
"When possible, please always try to put in at least a speculated birthdate, based on dates of relatives, and a birthstate. This aids duplicate checks, feasibility checks, and finding new relatives. Read More"
Find A Grave rolled out their new format today and this site no longer recognized the URL in the current format. For example, the old format was: https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11785103 the new: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11785103/thomas-oregon-king
At the moment, there's an option to use the old format but I don't imagine that will last.
I've occasionally received answers from this feature along the lines of "cousins, 3 times removed" (note, no number for the cousin). I got such an answer today when I was checking on a relationship but, upon examining the linages, I realized the person was my great, great uncle, not a cousin. The details are here: www.ourfamtree.org/relate.php?relate=443437&id2=443256
You can see John William Ramsey and Fidelia I Ramsey are siblings, so John is Ernest's uncle, James' great uncle, and my great, great uncle. Is there a simple fix for this?
I've had this come up a couple of times - occasionally I'll have the full date for a birth but just the year for the death. When these are in the same year, an error message comes up when you try to save "Error in date sequence ..." Can the error checking be adjusted to allow this situation?
I have a woman Esther Bacon who died in 1880 a month after the 1880 census was recorded. When I try to add 1880 census details through the Edit Census popup, it does not provide a check box for her (I presume because of her death that year) and subsequently deletes the 1880 Reside data and the census source from her record.
In the Edit Census window, there appears to be no way to uncheck a Marriage Status box once it's been selected. More than once I've mistakenly checked a box only to discover it was wrong (for example, the married box when the person was actually widowed). It allows you to check a second box but not to clear the first. Can functionality this be added? Ideally, it would be nice if the first box was automatically cleared when a second is selected since there is only one choice listed on the census form.
In my recent work, in New Jersey, Hunterdon County was split off from Burlington County in 1713. Mercer County was created from parts of several counties (including Hunterdon) in 1838. I don't know how you'd like the entries made, current naming or the location name at the time of the event.
I created a lot of entries listing Lambertville for events that happened when the city was called Coryell's Ferry. This has led to inconsistancies in my records.
Do you have a "best practices" list when it comes to varying location names?
ADD/EDIT children in a batch doen't seem to properly update the links with the parents, so that the parents' decendency chart omits those children. Also, in the parents' screen, they do not display in birth order.
e.g. /browse.php?pid=575847 and /descend.php?pid=575847