In 'search' results, what does the 'events' column tell me?
When I searched 'adolph helwig-wayne, mi-1910' I got a result for his draft registration card https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K66B-LTC
I was searching for his U.S. census and I already had his draft card but I never noticed the following information before.
The card says that he was born in Lipno, Russia. However, the search results 'events' column shows 'Birth24 August 1887 Lipno, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union'. https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=100&q.anyDate.from=1910&q.anyPlace=wayne%20mi&q.givenName=adolph&q.surname=helwig
He and all his siblings came from from Poland. I googled 'Lipno, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union' (which is NOT on the draft card) and it appears to be located up in Russia, a long way from Poland.
Can someone explain whats going on here? Where did the info about Lipno, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union come from?
This is very strange.
In all three of the Fixed Table views of the search results, as well as the index detail page, the Birthplace field says "Lipno, , Russia", which is undoubtedly how it was indexed (following the overarching principle of "index what you see"). It's only in the Data Sheet view of the search results that it says "Lipno, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union".
This seems to be the index version of the display value versus standardized value dichotomy, and the standardized value has been Done Wrong.
@N Tychonievich, do you have any insight into this error? When was this incorrect standard added, and can it be corrected?0
Well, I can't find the questionable search now so I assume it was taken down. I hope that an explaination is forth-coming as it may help me to understand better.0
N Tychonievich mod
@Dar Helwig I still see the issue you spoke of using the link you provided:
I have no explanation for what you are seeing. The only time I've encountered a different place in the search results than I see on a record details page (the page that shows the indexed info), was when an auto-standardization process went awry and the engineers didn't get it corrected across the board. But this doesn't fit that pattern. The only data that has an indication of being auto-standardized in this record collection is the Event Place. No indication that birthplace was done.
Given that 3 places named Lipno seem to exist within Russia, I have no idea how the one in Novgorod was chosen. Obviously, whoever made the choice did not have the inside information you have as to where your ancestor lived. But neither did he/she have any other criterion for making this choice. I will send it to engineering to ask why it shows differently in the search results than on the record details page. As soon as I get a response, I'll let you know. Stay tuned.1