Bug Report: Editing Incorrectly Indexed Records
Evaluating this source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:68Q3-6XTV
And comparing it to the original image:
I see that the entry for Mother's Residence Place, incorrectly indexed as Opheimsgate 55, is actually Badehusgd. 18.
This record set can be edited, so I click on Edit to come to that screen:
and enter the information in the same format as it is found in the rest of the collection:
When I click Save, an error message comes up that the residence must be a standardized place:
There is absolutely nothing in this record that gives more information about the street address of Badehusgade 18. It might be in the city this event is taking place in or it might be in a neighboring city.
The index editing process needs to allow for the entry of non-standardized places in situations like this.
If I assume that Badehusgade 18 is in Stavanger, although again it may not be and I may be introducing a new error, and add that to the place name, I still cannot save the correction:
The only way I can save the record is to completely remove the incorrect information and instead of replacing it with the correct information as found in the record, replace it with just a guess of the city this place was in.
This is not just a problem for street addresses. Many of the records in the collection, Norway Church Books, 1815-1930, will have just a farm named in this residence field. If the farm name is not transcribed correctly, and if the farm is not in the standardized places database yet, as is the case for many thousands of farms in Norway, the entry cannot be corrected.
The editing process for indexes needs to allow more in the place name field than just those standards available in the Places database. That database is far too incomplete, at least for Norway. The place name field, at least for this type of residence that may not be in the database or may be too incomplete to accurately identify it from the record, needs to allow a non-standard place name.