Having imported many media items from FamilySearch that are not associated with existing source or evidence records, if I then go to edit a record such as a birth or create a new source record I don’t see a way to attach an already imported or uploaded media record to it, only to upload a new one.
Alternately if I go to edit a media record I don’t see a way to create sources and evidences from it or associate it with an event.
Is there a way to do this without having to download and upload the media again and then try to delete the old media hoping I don’t accidentally delete what I just uploaded?
Having asked that, some further thoughts about media items and locations…
It might be useful to be able to tag the media type as being either a photo or document and perhaps have an optional subtype as well such as wedding photo, headstone photo, location photo, church record, civil record, court record, land record, military record, public record (city directory/phonebook), family record (family bible), correspondence, and maybe some others but those are the main ones that come to mind right away.
It might be useful to be able to tag specific locations as residences, churches, or cemeteries. Many locations are usually generic, but some are very specific and for good purpose. If the “Place Details” field contains a street address for a residence or the name of a church or cemetery I would argue when displaying it you should display that portion first. A marriage location would be “Saint James Church, Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, United States” and not “Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, Saint James Church” which is how it displays now. Locations by convention start from the most specific identifiable place name and work out so to speak.
It would be nice to be able to associate wedding photos with the marriage event and possibly church location record, a photo of the church where the wedding took place with the church location record, of a house a family lived in with a residence location record, of a christening with the baptism event and possibly church location record, and any headstone photos with the burial event and cemetery location record. There may be other similar things but those are the main ones that come to mind.
In that line it would be nice to be able to look at locations so you could see all the people buried in a given cemetery or married in a given church or born in a given city. I know that can be found in the places report but a way to browse it online would be useful for family we share our tree with. It would be nice to be able to associate some notes/stories and other information with a given place/location as well.
I’m not sure how you could try to handle location names based on date, maybe that should tie in somehow as well. An event in 1743 did not occur in the United States, it occurred in British Colonial America. And the borders in Europe changed a great deal over time. I see FamilySearch seems to be working toward adding better support for that sort of thing which I think is good. In some sense that seems to be the one thing all the genealogy sites miss, the genealogy or history of a given location. The location has a modern name and many possible previous names as the country or administrative division it was in changed over time, many events happened in them over time, different photos may be available of them over time, and some of them may no longer exist being abandoned over time or destroyed in war.
Finally, just as you are looking at allowing users to specify the displayed date format you might want to support something somewhat similar for location abbreviations. Some users prefer USA, some United States, some United States of America. Some might want to use state abbreviations like NJ and others would spell out New Jersey in full.
Sorry if this is really several things rolled into one and I should have split them all out into separate posts but it all kind of flows together in my mind at the moment.