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Talk:Family group record: roadmap for researchers

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The pedigree chart becomes very important with new Family Search. As you start to combine names the pedigree chart is used to check off the names you have combined and what if any action needs to be taken on the individual. We found that a four generation pedigree is better than a five generation as it gives you more room to make notes.

superiority of family groups over pedigrees[edit source]

Pedigree charts have their place.

But family group records are at least two or three times as useful for research, analysis, and sharing.

I see a danger in too much "pedigree think." For example, figuring out what to research, especially when you are starting, is often called "pedigree analysis." This is unfortunate because a much better tool to use for this purpose is the family group record.

New FamilySearch would probably have been better advised to make the comparison tool the family group record. There are so many more relevant data points to compare on a family group record than a pedigree. But no use crying over spilt milk.

Diltsgd 17:28, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Shouldn't the Family Gruop record used in this example be a generic sheet (exclude ordinance data blanks)? 

Eirebrain 03:41, 5 February 2009 (UTC)