Errors in Indexed Record Updated Place Names
I have previously reported problems with some historical record database collections in which the original name of a place was updated with an incorrect standard place name, receiving a reply which said:
Thank you for reporting the errors in the auto-standardization of some of the event places in the Norway Census of 1891. We have reported the errors to engineering. Unfortunately, they have a large list of similar errors they are working to correct in our massive historical records collection, so it will likely be quite some time before all are corrected.
However, not knowing if Engineering is aware of all of these errors, wanting to be able to keep a list of these to be able to keep track of ones I have reported in one place, wanting to have a place where I can check back and see if these are corrected yet, and knowing that I only use a small part of the databases, I have decided to start this topic as a place where anyone can post this type of error as they run across them.
I think it would help if we report these in a uniform format with specific examples. Usually these errors are the same for every instance of a place name in any one indexed collection so each error would only need to be reported once here. A good format would probably be:
- Collection Name
- Original Event Place applied to the Index:
- Incorrect Standard Applied:
- Correct Standard (if known and available):
- Example URL:
- (Notes if any)
I will post below ones I have already run across and add more as I happen to find them.