Question: How do I determine which Family Bibles in the "current batch" have already been processed
and which ones havent?
Answer: The easiest thing is to focus on those that have the "Add Tag" icon.
Also any that have already been processed should have a blue person tag indicating a link to a FamilySearch Family Tree Record.
Also you might have better luck starting at the bottom or the middle of the batch than at the top.
Question: What is the link to the batch that is ready for processing?
Answer: link: https://www.familysearch.org/photos/gallery/album/661389
Question: Are there any training videos?
Answer: Yes - a couple:
Question: If a Family Bible has many names do I need to tag all of them?
No, you do not need to person tag every single entry in a bible. Try
to at least person-tag at least 2-5 or so names per bible and then move
on to the next bible - thus attempting to maximize the number of bibles
that are tagged to at least 1 entry. Usually the father and mother in the family should be among the 2-5 names.
Question: How much time should it take to process one bible?
Everyone will have a bit of a learning curve at the
beginning. But once you get into the rhythm of things - it really
should not take more than 5-10 minutes per bible. If you are spending
more time than that - once you have good experience in the project -
than you are probably spending too much time on one Family Bible.
Question: What should I do to indicate that I am finished with a particular Family Bible.
At the bottom of each Family Bible page - is an area where you
can leave a comment. Adding a comment ends up generating an email
to me and lets me know of your progress. You can add a short
comment - simply with the date that you completed the record.
What if a Family Bible record for whatever reason is not legible
or can't be linked to a person in FamilySearch Family Tree.
Simply leave a comment at the bottom of the page - explaining the
scenario. If you cant find a corresponding person record to link
the Family Bible to, add a comment at the bottom explaining the
Question: Why are some "person tags" gray and others blue.
when a Family Bible person tag process is complete - and has a
link to a specific person in FamilySearch Family Tree - the link will
be colored blue.
Sometimes you will start the process - but then
not actually be able to find the person in FamilySearch Family
Tree - and the person tags stays in gray - because there is no true
link to a person record. Although there is nothing really wrong
with it - we actually prefer that you NOT create the tag - if you
can't find the person in the system to link the bible to. Rather
it would be better - just to not start the tag at all - because
then it looks like it has been tagged - but actually hasnt been.
You may try finding the people in the FamilyTree - as a "first
pass", and record their ID numbers like on a log - BEFORE you then
follow up with actually creating the person tags.
Question: What do I do if I cant find the corresponding person record in FS Family Tree?
Part of that question has already been answered in the
previous item. BUT if you are a very experienced FamilySearch
user - we dont have any problem with you actually CREATING the
person/family record in FamilySearch if it doest yet exist. Then
once created, by yourself, you can make the link to the Family Bible.
Question: How Many Bibles have been person tagged so far?
of February 2021 we have almost 9,000 Family Bibles tagged, about
3,000 Needlework Samplers and numerous other items.
Question: How many more family bibles are there that have yet to be person tagged.
Of course the number is a finite number . . . but we should be able to
keep people busy person tagging bible records for a very long time - as
if it was almost an limitless number. . .
Quite easily at
hand - I have records of over 20,000 bible records that can be
processed - and once processed I believe I could easily find many more.
Is it better to take a batch of bibles and get all the ID's for
each corresponding persons, for all of the bibles, before I start
actually creating the person tags?
We prefer that you go one bible at a time - and go through the
entire process before choosing another bible. This is especially
true when you realize others may be working on the batch at the
same time you are.