Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Correct your Consultant Planner Fan Chart

The Consultant Planner is a marvelous tool for assisting others in discovering their family connections and participating in the Find-Take-Teach program. It allows those with more experience in using the Family Tree to find temple opportunities to help those who have not yet had that opportunity. If you need help with the Consultant Planner, please see the following video on the Brigham Young University Family History Library YouTube Channel.

The FamilySearch Consultant Planner: For Find-Take-Teach and Beyond - Kathryn Grant

When you start using the Consultant Planner to assist someone, you are provided with a fan chart, such as the one above, showing the countries of origin as they are shown on the Family Tree. This is the problem: some of the countries are duplicated or inaccurate. These problems reflect the status of the entries on the Family Tree. If the entries are standardized and/or corrected, then the fan chart will be more accurate. Of course, those helping others to find their own ancestral opportunities are not expected to make the corrections, but everyone should be encouraged to “clean up” their portion of the Family Tree.

Here is an example of what happens when the places are not standardized.

The list includes Utah USA and the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Wales. It also has Denmark and De. For help with Standardization, see the following video from the Brigham Young University Family History Library YouTube Channel.

The Ins and Outs of Standardized Places and Dates in the FamilySearch Family Tree - James Tanner

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