A main goal of the website is not just family history, but to connect family with history, helping people to become more than just names, dates, and places. With this in mind, there are many options that do this....
Adding occupations and linking to others with those occupations
Connecting ministers with churches where they served
Connecting navy sailors with ships where they served
Connecting teachers with schools where they served
Connecting architects with some of their attributed works
Connecting participants with historical events like the Boston Tea Party, the Mayflower, battles, etc.
Connecting portrait artists with the subjects of their portraits
Connecting authors with the subjects of their histories
Connecting historical markers with the people and places featured
... and more. My question is, what other options could be added to extend existing functionality, or to branch out into new areas?
While adding the county in England, many of my relatives come from Bedfordshire county, however all I can find, and what I have added is Bedford, which is the county town. Should I continue to use Bedford, or would it be possible to have the county Bedfordshire added ?
I have always liked the fact that you supply us with an age at death, is there a way that could be done for marriages? I am constantly amazed at how many women lied about their age on marriage records. (and some men).
I saw someone post this in a Facebook group and thought I'd offer it here to see if anyone is interested. The idea is to have a way to track a list of documents (birth certificates, death certs, censuses, military records, wills, etc) that you want to track down for your people, and to have a way to cross-check your work. So there would be a way for you to define the list of documents you want to track, and then a way to check off when they are acquired... and a way to indicate that you've exhausted all options, and decided it doesn't exist... and a way to search/filter on who's left with documents not yet found.
I would think that checking the options would be a manual process (?), not linked into actual attachments or links, as some may be offline paper files you have, or something online that you may not want to or be able to link to.
Something like this. Suggestions & comments welcome!