Incorrect Place name on Multiple Records
When searching Ontario District Marriage Registers the correct District (pre County Ontario) is listed but then a County is added which is not necessarily correct. It will not allow me to remove the incorrect County or change to the correct County. The Standardized listing on the edit screen is insisting on a County which did not exit at the time the District Registers was made.
I have been reviewing the records we discussed, and the situation is complex because the Ontario Collection for Bathurst district includes marriages from Lanark and Carleton and Renfrew counties, sometimes on the same page. The indexer definitely got it wrong when they put McNab in Lanark county instead of Renfrew, but fortunately there is an edit button on the index that allows you to make a correction. There are also other versions of the index that correctly give the location of the marriage for Charles Orr as Bathurst District.
The film/digital notes correctly show the film with Charles Orr's record as Vol. 1, Bathurst District marriage register, 1831-1848 (includes Lanark Co.; western part of Carleton Co. to 1838; eastern part of Renfrew Co.) (Arch. of Ont. film no. MS 248, reel 1).
Because this kind of an issue cannot be easily handled by the engineers, I will not be sending your request for a change in the indexing to the department that would handle incorrect standardizations of place names. They mainly deal with situations where there was an original place name was standardized to a different state, or county. It is up to the guests in FamilySearch to edit the place names to show correct event places of their ancestors when an EDIT button is available.
We appreciate your concern about the difficulty others may have in finding a record that has been indexed incorrectly and wish you well in your work with your family history.0
Sorry, we got disconnected again. Please continue to put in the details, The film number. How you searched it by name for Charles Orr, and your explanation of the incorrect indexing of the place name. I will then send it to a special department to review the issue. You may be contacted again by a message in the envelope for further information.0
Having had the same issue with Ontario Marriages and made the same request and was told fixing these problems is in The Too Hard Pile, I gave up and decided that if FS says its okay for a marriage to be indexed somewhere 800-1000km away from where it actually happened they obviously know best.0