How do I report a record corruption? (1900 US Census)
This is for a specific family in Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA. On some screens everything looks good and on some screens everyone is named "Soren" age 69. This is especially bothersome when attaching this as a source! The attachment process fails to work.
See this summary and image: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M31M-G11
The image shows 11 members of the extended Jensen/Anderson family, starting at line 75. Soren Jensen is the head.
The document summary is focused on adult daughter Phey and shows her husband as Soren (and not Peter Anderson), her father Soren, a missing mother (Karen), lots of sons named Soren, and several missing daughters!!
Community member (not FamilySearch representative)
Reporting of this issue: Because the issue is for a published collection - you have reported the issue here in Community correctly. There is 'no other publicly established path' for reporting issues that I am aware of.
The issue cause is 'unknown': This issue with US 1900 Census is known and has been reported for quite a while here in Community. It has also been posted that the issue is/was resolved - your report indicates otherwise (sorry no references but you can search here in Community for other posts). What the issue is has not been established - leading to speculation. Meaning there hasn't been an official response (to my knowledge) from FamilySearch about the nature of what has caused this index corruption to occur. This leads me to suspect/speculate some maliciousness of some third party - because I can see no legitimate reason for the index to have been changed to Head of house (HOH), etc. by FamilySearch or the Record Custodian (NARA). Until FamilySearch makes an official statement I guess speculation is welcome - but continued 'working on the problem' may eventually resolve these issues (sorry I know of no schedule of resolution). The US 1900 Census appears to have last been updated this past Sunday - so this issue appears to be ongoing: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list?cqs=United%20States%201900
Title : Records : Last Updated
United States Census, 1900 : 76,479,141 : Jan 6, 2022
Workarounds: It is argued that the index 'has done its job' - allowed a researcher to find/attach the same to persons in Family Tree. The index is not the record and can be attached to individuals even though the index does not have them listed correctly. This index corruption does prevent the FamilySearch Source Linker from being used successfully (but I note this record has been attached). You can save the image to Source Box, create your own index and attach it to each person from the saved Source Box record (but this workaround involves more steps). Depending on your system/browser there is a browser extension - RecordSeek.com - which nicely facilitates attachment of records to multiple persons.1
Thanks Gen. That matches what I just got from FS Support, as follows:
At present, there are issues with the 1900 census that the engineers are working on. Once they have resolved these problems, the records should be back up again.
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11 months later and same corruption persists
1900 US Census: 76,479,142 : Jan 6, 2022 (one more record, updated Friday)0