A post to the Transitional Genealogists list at https://groups.io/g/transitional-genealogists-forum/message/3949 states that FamilySearch is creating a new catalog; that the existing catalog was “frozen” in September 2022; and that, while work is in progress, their adding more images to the new DGS catalog system is causing problems.
I’ve noticed several changes in the catalog’s naming and organization of records collections. Some of FS’s collection names have changed (say, to update the years covered or to reflect the inclusion of additional locations) and sometimes the number of images has also changed (resulting in a different image number for “my” record in a revised grouping). As a result, my older citations are no longer accurate.
Considering that FamilySearch will likely continue adding new records to collections indefinitely—a wonderful thing in itself but not without problems—what’s a genealogist to do? Checking and rewriting “old” source citations seems futile if existing collections continue to grow (as I certainly hope they will). However I’m concerned that my existing citations won’t allow the reader to locate my sources easily. I’d very much appreciate EE’s advice.