removing a person who was transcribed wrong
I found that a recent transcription of a census was wrong, and a person was added to the family. How does someone go about removing the person? I've pointed out to the transcriptionist who the person is (the name is hard to read, of course), but I don't know if this is sufficient to get it changed.
I've made notations on this record. Please let me know if there's something I need to do.
Thank you so much Loretta for contacting FamilySearch through Community with the error you found in the transcription of a census.
In the following articles that we found in the Help Center area of Family Search, are ways to correct the errors in historical records. It appear that you have already done this. In the second article, there are directions for you to report the error in "Feedback". It states:
"On a record details page, you can click Feedback to report errors. Find the button on the right side of the page."
If you have already done this, please excuse this information and know you have done all that is possible to correct the transcription error.
Thank you for contacting FamilySearch and bringing this error to our attention.
Keep in mind that indexes are not the data. They're merely finding aids for the data. The transcription, faulty as it is, has served its purpose: you found the record. It's not the indexer's fault that someone created a profile in Family Tree for the "new" name, instead of thinking things through logically and applying what's known about the family from other sources (which the indexer did not have access to when he or she was trying to decipher the incredibly hard-to-read census page).1