In an earlier blog post,
I talked about sharing and collaboration. My friend and colleague Randy Seaver posted an excellent article on this same topic.
He does an excellent job of presenting the issues that we share, and Dear MYRTLE did a Hangout On Air, where we discussed this.
As a follow up, I wanted to show why I have chosen to collaborate with Randy using the Comments.
I received this email from Ancestry.com that advised me that Randy had posted a Comment.
I have visited the comment and have replied to Randy in the comment, thanking him for what he found, so that I can follow up with the source that he found.
The reason why I have chosen this way to collaborate is that I receive that notification as soon as Randy posts it. It's in the AMT for me to follow up on, and I can do that and maintain the file to meet my standards. For example, many people struggle with the use of the Template feature in FTM2014. I have learned it and use it all of the time. I can take the time to do the research and update as appropriate, citations and all.
It's those other set of eyes that really help. Randy has already pointed out a data entry problem that I had and was able to correct it.
As Randy pointed out, this isn't a perfect solution, but at least it can work and is working for he and I.
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