Data problems with Gerrit Pieters Groenewold 16 July 1799 – 5 December 1859 • L886-KWW
Gerrit Pieters Groenewold was baptized 16 June 1799. A data problem came up because he was married on 7 June 1827. The problem states that he was born after he was married. I can not understand how to correct that data problem signal. There is no way to dismiss it. I think it is the 1799 compared to the 1827 that confused the computer program. its just comparing the 99 to the 27 and not the 1799 to the 1827. Any help would be appreciated.
I believe if you edit the marriage date and choose a standardized date the data problem will go away.
· click on the pencil icon for the marriage
· click the down arrow in the box showing the calendar to choose 07 June 1827
· the data problem should be gone.
Here is a link to an article which may explain further How do I enter dates and places into Family Tree?0
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
All dates and places in Family Tree are entered and stored twice:
1) As the Displayed Date or Place which you see on a person's page.
2) As the Standardize Date or place which you see in the editing box or by hovering your cursor pointer over the value on the person's page.
These days it is quite difficult enter a date and have it standardized incorrectly, but not impossible. That is what has happened here. If you open the editing box for Gerrit's marriage, you will see this:
All routines in FamilySearch use only the standardized version of dates and places, not the displayed version. 0182 is long before 1799 which is why you are getting the data error.
Fix this by clicking right at the end of 1827, press the down arrow or the space bar to open the drop down menu and click on the first line of the menu if you want to keep the Displayed Date as 7 Jun 1827 or pick the second line if you want to change the Displayed Date to 7 June 1827. Either are acceptable and clicking either will change the Standardized Date to 7 June 1827. The most common recommendation for Family Tree is to use June since on a small display it is easy to confuse Jan and Jun.
The reason for the dual data entry is to allow flexibility and completeness in the Displayed Data and accuracy in the Standardized Data. for example, you could enter this marriage date as:
7 June 1827
June 7, 1827
Thursday, June 7, 1827
Third day of Pentacost [5 June] 1827
using whatever form and additional detail are needed and the standardized version tells the computer routines what you mean.2