Monday, January 21, 2013
PAF Can Pollute Family Tree
It is not a good idea to use a desktop software and synchronize your data up and down to new.familysearch.org
Our training zone policy has been to not download data from new.familysearch.org as it has a lot of incorrect items that will be placed into your desktop file.
Last week I discovered a reason no to upload into new.familysearch.org. There is a companion product to PAF called Family Insight.
One of our users uploaded through Family Insight into new.familysearch.org and it created a duplicate of every one of her ancestors in Family Tree. All the ordinance work all of the facts she had in her desktop are now showing as an ancestor in the Family Tree. A no no, which fact by itself is a reason to abandon PAF and Family Insight as a tool to synchronize.
She or someone now has to go in and merge each ancestor as a duplicate person. I'm thinking the family tree engineers will have to block Family Insight as this could become a big issue.
ALSO, DO NOT DO A COMBINE IN PAF, ROOTS MAGIC, LEGACY, OR ANY OTHER AFFILIATE PRODUCT!