Help!! 1860 US Census same page, two images. One too light making text illegible, one readable.
Two images of same census page from two sources: FamilySearch image way too light resulting in many [illegible] transcriptions, the other Image correctly exposed showing all [illegible] - makes a huge difference in sourcing
FamilySearch image of page: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBV-9S7S?i=4&cc=1473181&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMXHK-G9B
- Illinois > Menard > Township 19 Range 5 > image 5 of 29; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (hxxp://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Image way too light resulting in many [illegible] transcriptions
Ancestry NARA image: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7667/images/4213710_00132?pId=37385493
- Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 19 Range 5, Menard, Illinois; Roll: M653_205; Page: 880; Image: 132; Family History Library Film: 803205.
- Image correctly exposed - makes a huge difference in sourcing
So, may I edit [illegible] on the FamilySearch index using what I can see on the NARA image? As I mentioned makes a huge difference in this instance (multiple marriages).
Hi Fred! Once something is published and gives the researchers the ability to Edit the names, like this source document does, you can go through and edit the names on all 29 pages! It is very satisfying to find something like this and be able to correct it so others can find their families.
Now in process of manually selecting each census entry and editing [illegible] names. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an edit for [illegible] age,, how does one fix that?0
Unfortunately, you can only index certain fields. But, you will be helping people a great deal with what you can edit!0