Who do I talk to about a mistake in indexing?
Hi there, the image here
shows the marriage date, but the record that has been indexed does not and it is causing problems with my family tree. People are trying to match this record to someone born 60+ years before. Here is a little video to explain what I mean.
@Julie Greenman, thanks for your query regarding the indexing of marriages records for Thomas J. Mays, and others. In answer to your question, "who do I talk to....?", you are in the right place - here, you can ask your question or highlight concerns and will find many who are willing and able to assist you.
With regard to the issue of adding the marriage dates, it appears that, in many instances, the marriage date has been omitted from the index. I also see that the index cannot be edited - note that, in the index record for Thomas J Mays (for your convenience, click
HERE), you see an EDIT button, at the top, under Thomas' name; note that the button is greyed out, meaning that we are unable to edit/correct this index record.
We can see that this index is related to the collection, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019. By clicking on the Collection name -- you can do this by clicking the arrow next to Document Information, thus expanding that information, where you will see the linked Collection name -- you are brought to that Collection, and see, from the description, that the Collection has been indexed "in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society." This may point to a potential reason that we are unable to add the marriage date to the index.
By clicking, "HOW TO USE THIS COLLECTION," you will also find addition information about the collection.
We hope that this information will help as you continue your research.2
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@Mike357 Thank you so much for your explanation. It was super helpful! Now, if I can get a hold of someone who could add the marriage dates that are on the image to the index! Do you know how I would get a hold of them?0