1) On Using the MyHeritage Mobile App, Anonymous wrote:
"Here are instructions for taking a screen shot with your iPhone:
My response: Thanks - just what I wanted! Blogging works, eh? It's easy to do - you just have to remember the process.
2) On Feeding my Family Tree - Massachusetts Folks, reader WyoSpring commented:
"Randy this is my first post to you and have been wanting to write to you for a long time--don't see where I can just post a note to you about your blog as a whole which I REALLY LIKE. Tell me where I can do that. "
My response: You can email me at email@example.com. The eddress is in my "About Me" section in the right sidebar. Thanks for the compliment!
3) There were several comments on my post Before Doing FamilySearch Indexing, RTFM, including:
a) DianaR commented:
"*FANCY* - now I know what the F stands for...my mistake ;-) But then I work in aerospace and we have more ,um, interesting "technical" language being used!!"
My comment: I was in aerospace too, but I thought that some of my genea-readers might not understand the real technical term. Ever hear of SRDH? I thought so!
b) Celia commented:
"Hah! I always tell my class (genealogy beginners) to READ HELP or the manual or the FAQ or whatever the website says will be helpful to the searcher. So, of course I was perfect and read that #@!* manual first. But the truth is that some handwriting (or weird printing) is very challenging to read, even when checking several pages for examples of an ending "e" or a middle "d" etc.... so I'm happy to be getting 98-99% on many, and 100% on some."
My response: But do you use the aerospace technical language when you teach? Yep, the handwriting is sometimes confusing, and my interpretation is not always the other indexer's interpretation. I'm learning to accept correction. Slowly...using with more technical language to make me feel better.
c) Linda commented:
"I had actually read most of the guidelines and got a few 100%, but am mostly getting 98%...and one 92%!! When I go to review the "mistakes", I am finding that I am right about 99% of the ones marked as wrong!! It is quite frustrating. In those cases, I click the button asking them to review the entry again, but so far it doesn't appear that anyone has reviewed them!!"
My response: I had some responses about the Review option on other posts (see below), Facebook and Google Plus - everybody said that nothing ever comes from clicking on Review. My guess is that it's purpose is to make you feel a little better about being corrected (whether rightly or wrongly). I know that I felt better clicking on it - "take that, you stupid indexer/arbitrator! RTFM!"
4) There were lots of comments in Accuracy in FamilySearch Indexing - My Results To Date - some were:
a) Candace commented:
"There is a standard list for relationships. If you click on the drop down box in the relationship field and then select the bottom choice (I don't have a batch active now and don't remember the exact wording) you can select from a list. My main complaint with the arbitrations is that the instructions say to correct the spelling of geographic locations, but whenever I have done that, the arbitrator has changed it back to what appeared in the record."
"As far as the review nothing will come back to you at this time. FamilySearch is working on a new indexing program that will have more features that the indexers have been asking for. Currently the review goes to a special team that looks them over and new updates are created from the reviews. It doesn't go back to the arbitrator and doesn't get redone unless the project has too many errors. Which has happened.
"Otherwise the problems are with the field helps and the spread out places where the updates and other information are located.
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