Improve image indexing
I've noticed lately the image indexing does not reflect the actual image. Example, in the Juarez Chihuahua church records of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Defunciones 1727-1776, 1812-1835, image 270 does not reflect what the image is. That image index information is in image 275. here is the link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-X3Z3-7L7?i=269&wc=3VM7-3TL%3A69036201%2C69037702%2C70289601&cc=1521780
Plus the index does not have the year of death. In image index 275 the name of the ancestor I am researching reads as "Santa Iglesia", age 40, death June 15, spouse Margarita Garcia. Image index 270 information should read as Eusebio Rodrigues, age 40, death June 15, 1815, spouse Margarita Garcia.
This is real sloppy work and amateurish to pass it off as profession genealogical research. It is detrimental to the great work Family Search has done in digitizing the microfilms. I hope in the future Family Search holds the volunteers that do the indexing accountable. This will not sit well for future researchers that depend on Family Search. Thanks for listening.
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Unfortunately, indexing efforts on all the genealogical websites I've used can be quite appalling. Just as I wonder how some of the poorly made products I have bought can have made it through quality control, I just cannot understand (assuming indexing work is being checked) how a second person can fail to notice such bad errors.1
It would be very nice if there were a way to correct mis-indexing. I deal with old U.S. censuses and handwritten vital records all the time and see names indexed wrongly every day. Okay, I get it -- between faded ink and semi-literate census-takers, those old documents can be hard to read. But when an entry definitely reads "Thomas C. Nutter" and it's indexed as "Thomas H. Sutter" I have to wonder... it would be nice if we could submit edits for a human's approval.1
Thank you Paul and Jane for responding. I hope Family Search is listening and can make some changes that eliminate obvious errors which might create quite a blow back for future researchers. I will continue to post these errors and hope other researchers will too. I like the idea of quality index checking, and submitting edits for corrections.0