I'm try to use the app that connects with FamilySearch & need help

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I'm signed in to both accounts -- what do I do next??
in WikiTree Tech by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (87.1k points)
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Hi Pat, It should then automatically load your watchlist underneath.
It should show the FamilySearch IDs and the option to create a match.
OK, I've got it working -- but what does finding a match accomplish??

FamilySearch doesn't seem to have much info except dates and places.

 

Pat
Well, it does seem of minimal value at first -- kind of static. When you make the link, it adds a connection from the WikiTree side back to the FS info. This could reveal clues. Active WikiTreers probably go straight to FamilySearch to do their looking.

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Patricia,

For reference, here is the help page with explanation for the why the tool exists:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/FamilySearch_Connections

We've been working on an extension that will auto-fill WikiTree's create-a-person form based on a FamilySearch profile.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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