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Attach Record Hints

May 24, 2021 10:06 AM
You can help increase the coverage and quality of the Family Tree by attaching records to profiles for people who lived there. You can access this hints at fhss-priceweb.byu.edu/ and type in the name of the county you want to do in the second box. Each of the dots that appear are record hints that you can do. These record hints have the potential to add new people to the Family Tree or add additional information about people who already have a profile.
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Merge Duplicates

May 24, 2021 10:07 AM
Sometimes people show up on the Family Tree in more than one place. It is helpful to merge these profiles together so that when people visit a profile they can see all of the possible information and family connections about that person. Here is a link to a Google Sheet with some possible duplicates you can help with and this is a link to a video with some instructions. Just be careful not to merge twins, they can be a bit tricky.
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Find Death Dates

May 24, 2021 10:08 AM
Knowing some ones death date can help a lot in finding other records for them including a death certificate, gravestone, or obituary. We have created a google sheet of people who lived in Skagit County, have a profile on the Family Tree, but don’t have a death date. Go to their profile and use the search tools on FamilySearch, Ancestry, and google to see if you can find a death record for the person and then add this information to their profile. Feel free to attach other records or add in additional information or family members you find in the process.
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Connect Families

May 24, 2021 10:09 AM
We have code that can check to see how large is the connected network that a person is part of on the Family Tree. Most people who lived in Skagit are connected into a network that includes more than 600 million people from all over the world. However, other people are part of much smaller networks. We have identified people on these smaller networks who lived in Skagit County. You can help by looking for records that might help us connect these people with additional family members so that we can connect this family with other families on the Family Tree. Census, marriage, and death records can be really useful. Public member trees on other genealogical websites can also be helpful. We have set up a google sheet that has a row for each of the unique smaller networks for families that lived in Skagit County. Here is a video with more instructions.
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