I've got a quick RM question and would appreciate any feedback.
I have started using a new process (for me anyway) to enter fact sources for multiple persons who "share" common facts/events. I would like to know if others are doing this, and if anyone sees any issues as a result.
I have found that in many cases it is easier to create a source/citation for one person, attach any relevant media, and then memorize and paste it against a fact or event for another person, or group of persons, rather than create a new citation for each person. (Of course, there are cases where the source/citation is only for a single person and this would not apply.)
An example would be to create a census fact, assign a master source/citation, with a copy of the census media, for the head of the family, and then memorizing and pasting it to a census fact for each census family member. A new fact/event does have to be created for each person, but the master source/citation/media only have to be entered once. This is very fast and also seems to work well for data transfers with Ancestry, etc.
It seems very similar to RM sharing, but it really is not. Each memorized source/citation, and media instance, is unique to the person it is pasted to, with none of the "links" associated with sharing. (You may need to annotate some specific citation details for each person.) The media transfers fine and is automatically attached to the citation for each person.
So far, I have not found any significant issues with this process. However, I am concerned that I may be missing something that may cause me significant family tree rework later.
Any comments or suggestions appreciated.