User talk:Batsondl

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Welcome...[edit source]

Hello Batsondl !

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Danielle, love the new West Virginia page!averyld 18:57, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Netherlands - Dutch Genealogical Resources on the Internet (National Institute)‎[edit source]

Regarding this article, I will firstly say that I respect the decision of the wiki authorities regarding its deletion. However my opinion remains that it is unnecessary duplication- much of the page in question has been copied and pasted to other pages. Should this wiki not be a place where everyone works together on one definitive version, rather than certain companies getting their own specially protected coverage. In the past, several of these "National Institute" pages have been deleted after I proposed it- I believe it is the last National Institute page for the Netherlands remaining- this is no "curriculum " for it to be a part of.

Also, I see you are in the Governance Council, and therefore ask if you can deal with several other deletion requests I have made- most of them 3+ months ago.

Thank you --Av85647 (talk) 01:54, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

I appreciate you letting me know that other articles have been deleted. I will change that. FamilySearch has a relationship with National Institute and we have partnered with them to add their curriculum to our Wiki. And the pages should remain intact as they have entered it. (Each page represents a class they give.) I agree that there is some out of date material in it, but the pages should remain intact. I failed to let the missionary know that deleted it. We try to help with broken links, etc, but the National Institute is to review the content themselves and have it updated. As you have seen through your use of the Wiki and your many edits, there is quite a bit of duplication on our Wiki as contributors wish to share their information. Some articles take a different angle to the information presented. We do not delete all articles that are duplicates to help encourage our uses to contribute. However, we do try to streamline information (as you have suggested with some of your deletion requests) to help people get to the articles. The articles attached to our main locality pages such as Germany or England, are the ones we wish to keep as current as possible with the best information and best website/database links. With 86,000 articles it is very difficult to keep track of everything done - as you can see as you have helped us. We appreciate your insight and edits on the Wiki as you have helped us clean up bad articles and given suggestions for combining articles. I do have on my list to review your deletion requests, which I hope to get to in the near future to see if it is best to combine them. You have been very helpful in helping us keep the most current articles linked to that locality page and sidebar and I hope you will continue. Thank you!
Sincerely, Batsondl (talk) 20:21, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

England Church Records[edit source]

If you weren't aware, there has recently been disagreements over the content of this page, and discussions have been started on the talk page. Please discuss any changes there, as has been requested by myself and the other editor involved (DunnPB) before making edits. --Av85647 (talk) 19:46, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

In response to your email you sent to me through the wikisupport[AT] email address on Feb 22, I sent two emails on Feb 22 and Feb 23. I would appreciate a response to those. Thank you, --Av85647 (talk) 23:54, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. I’m working with several other teams to come up with a solution to the problem. We want to protect our associations with our partners and provide the clearest information regarding access to the records for you and our patrons. I will be in touch with the decision that is made for verbiage on the Wiki. Please be patient. Batsondl (talk) 23:10, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Category:Surname etc.[edit source]

Thank you for your email. I am not sure how that works; I think you have permissions I do not have. About categories I commented on Category talk:Names Personal. About the work you mentioned in your email: I am not involved but perhaps I could be. Is there an open position? Dontiknowyou (talk) 00:41, 12 August 2020 (MDT)

Wikidata integration[edit source]

Hi In 2018 I think we had some communication and did some Wikidata integration with Family Search pages for Swedish Parishes pages see T201404. Today Wikidata user JHeald wrote this post suggesting that we should have more "same as" connections between Family Search and Wikidata (people I guess)

  • Question A: Is Family Search interested in doing this?
  • Question B: In Wikidata we have many tools for matching etc. if we get an extract? Question do Family Search have a preferred way?

Please let us know if you are interested and if yes how to progress - Salgo60 (talk) 14:21, 23 December 2021 (MST)

I will reach out to the team that would work with Family Tree to get you the right contact person. A lot of people are still out of the office, so it may take another week. Thanks! Batsondl (talk) 16:41, 30 December 2021 (MST)