Hi Tom, Not trying to hijack the thread or anything, but I have a little concern about the statement:
Be aware this and most of the entries are "User Submitted Trees" not true documentation.
While it is true, that information came from a "User Submitted Genealogy", as it is clearly labeled in a list separate from the records search results, I feel it's a stretch and a bit misleading to say "most of the entries" on FamilySearch are "User Submitted Trees".
Case in point, I cannot find, in a quick 5 minute search, any reliable documentation of Abigail Walls being in Connecticut in 1671...BUT I do see this:
"Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPNJ-KMN
: accessed 16 March 2015), Abigail Wall in entry for Benjamin Wall, Oct 1728; citing v 2 p 1, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,417.
This is an actual indexed transcription of the Death Record of Benjamin Wall, son of Abigail Wall, in Oct. 1728 from Hampden, Massachusetts.
You'll find at the bottom of the Index, a link to the actual scanned image of the original document.
Being I use these kinds of Indexed Records as sources all the time, I don't feel it is accurate to say "most of the entries" from FamilySearch are "User Submitted Trees".
In fact, in my experience, a very small percentage of the overall results I get from FamilySearch are listed separately as "User Submitted". I of course see these as suspect and use them only as 'clues'. Am I misunderstanding something here?