I happen to like FamilySearch’s Family Tree. I think it has a lot of potential. FS has already made some major improvements and think there will be more to come. You can add sources, photographs, comments and discussions to anyone on the tree. You can interface directly with Family Tree through your genealogy database program if you are using one of the three LDS approved ones. Given time I think Family Tree will become a useful resource.
However, since this is a community project, it is important that you know how to do all of the different functions correctly such as adding, merging and splitting people so that you don’t end up making more work for others when you don’t do things the right way.
FamilySearch has put out a great set of online courses, training videos and manuals that explain everything. If you are using one of the software programs that interfaces, make sure you consult the program’s help file and knowledge base so that you will know how to use your software correctly.
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