New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891, Indexing errors on dates
There is a widespread indexing problem with dates in New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891
For example: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-PQBG-B?i=416&wc=MX62-JTL%3A165727201&cc=1849782
The first person on the page, Bernhard Drefus, immigrated in 1906. That is incorrect. On the previous page, the date of arrival is listed as 28 Oct 1835.
This record is in the section Passenger lists 1 Sep 1835-19 Jan 1836 [NARA M237 roll 28].
I have fixed a few of the entries on this page, but it appears to be a widespread problem with the indexing.
"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-PQBG-B?cc=1849782&wc=MX62-JTL%3A165727201 : 26 November 2014), 028 - 1 Sep 1835-19 Jan 1836 > image 417 of 752; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Is there a way for FamilySearch to determine when this problem was introduced and find a way to fix the entire database? It makes it difficult to find ancestors immigration when the arrival date is off by 71 years. Note that it also makes the estimated birth dates off by 71 years.
@Kevin Jones_8 It appears that you have not gotten a response to your report of wide-spread indexing errors in the New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 record collection. Sorry that your question fell through the cracks.
We have noticed many indexing errors in the New York Passenger Lists, and we apologize for that. At this point, record collections are not being re-opened in order to correct indexing errors. We are being told that we will soon see increased options to edit the errors ourselves in order to make the records better. Meawhile, we suggest that you note the errors in your "why to attach" notes if you use them as sources for Family Tree. That will help prevent confusion on the part of others users.0