Why the duplicated census detail records?
I keep running across entire pages of duplicated census detail records. Not sure if a glitch occurred recently. Hoping someone from FamilySearch could take an example and use it to help identify where this is happening, and how to purge the double records.
This entire page is double listings of everyone on this particular page. But, flipping through other nearby pages shows that those detail records are all duplicated also.
United States Census, 1940; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9M1-76VS?cc=2000219&wc=QZXY-PG2%3A794389501%2C795563901%2C800568301%2C800591901
Other than FamilySearch engineering doing some process with the Index - maybe to make it Editable by users - I wouldn't know why this is occurring.
I would have thought if this were processing that there would be a maintenance alert atop the page. So maybe whatever process with the Index was duplicating did not complete as it should - leaving the duplicates?
Maybe this is part of the AI - auto-indexer training - let it do a pass to create an index and then do a compare? But I would still think the process would delete duplicates that were equal.
I noticed that the first entry had the individual without family relations - so all the entries may not be exact duplicates. Again I wouldn't know why...
The Document Information is the same except these duplicates are adding line numbers - thus creating double the amount of lines than are actually in the image. I had another thought - the affiliate in this case is NARA (I believe) - perhaps they are doing some processing of the index as well...who knows what access affiliates have ...
I hope this is not malicious...
I hope you get a good answer from FamilySearch.0
Your question has been moved to the Indexing section of the Community where it is still open. It will show as closed in the Family Tree section.0
We do not know why there would be duplicates but possibly the photographer was trying to get a better copy. Whatever the cause it is not going to cause the family researcher to have difficulty in accessing the record. As indexers we would just go ahead and index the records. If they show in the same batch and are identical the indexer can mark the duplicates as 'duplicates'.
Thank you for your concern and question!0
The duplication referred in this instance is in the published collection Index - not a duplicate Image in Indexing process.
So the question is - why Familysearch post-publication processed/duplicated the Index? (not the Image).
You can view it - click on the link above - in @WDavid72 post ...0
Agreed. And, it isn't an Indexing question or problem. It should not have been moved from Family Tree to Indexing. Maybe it should be moved to Search? There has to be a way in the Community to alert the programmers of the mistakes that are occurring. There are so many, and they are not INDEXING errors - they are waypointing and standardized place problems, they are programming and user issues, they are uploads of Ged-com files, and they are all getting dumped into the Indexing Q&A section.3
@genthusiast Doubtful. They need their own section to report problems that aren't dealing with Indexing.1
Mistakes or questions concerning indexed documents or other documents are dealt with by the Search area. If they have already been published Indexing can do nothing about them. If they are documents that are not in the process of being indexed we, indexing, can do nothing about them. Search deals with documents, records, books etc.
Does that help clarify?0
genthusiast, why is it confusing to you? Yes this was incorrectly moved to Indexing but we will fix that.0
Search support will be the ones best able to answer your question, genthusiast.0