Correcting mistakes - Middlesex Parish records
I am reviewing Middlesex Parish records , batch no MSNZ-XFM. The records are from January and February 1892. A birth date is also recorded and in several instances the date is given as November or December 1892, which can't possibly be right. I am of the opinion that although we know this is incorrect, we have to type what is written and let the researcher work it out - is that correct? It would be helpful if there were some way we could indicate that we know it's wrong to alert people to the problem, but I don't think that's the case, is it?
I have reviewed lots and lots of these records and the the same mistake appears time and time again - that indexers are giving a surname to the child when none is mentioned - although it defintiely says in the little purple circle helps not to do this. I have got to the stage where I give a little cheer if someone has done it correctly! Tapping into another conversation that has been going on recently, I am concerned that when there is no feedback, these indexers will eventually have done enough records to become reviewers, but will presumably just keep on making this mistake as no one is able to tell them it's wrong. Shouldn't there be some kind of "test" before one is allowed to review? Quantity of records does not necessarily add up to quality!