Discussions about using and improving the new FamilySearch online application.
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There was a YouTube video posted a couple years ago by Ron Tanner here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adx0pET1IMQ that described a feature coming where the "living" could be shared. Has this come out yet, or does anyone have any information on it? As I have used FamilySearch for several years now, and helping other family members use FamilySearch, it seems like it would be a great feature. I can imagine in large families, a living person could be duplicated many times, requiring lots of merging later when they pass away. Thanks for any information.
Living persons on family search are in your private space and cannot be shared (at least not at this time as I understand it). I personally can think of lots of privacy issues if people were allowed to share information on living persons without their express permission and managing a system to do that could be cumbersome. It would seem that Family Search is not as concerned with multiple duplicates that later need to be merged as they are with complying with the myriad of different privacy laws all over the world.
kpraeger wrote:I wonder what Ron was talking about in the video
I think he was talking about exactly what you would wish to see, a cooperative family space for living family members.
And since that video was posted two years ago, I am guessing they either had second thoughts, or the programming priority is not high enough to have gotten it done in the last two years.
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Ron has talked about the progress on it much more recently (RootsTech Feb 2018), but it sounded like it was still in the design stage. So probably still a year out or so.
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