How to fix a source?
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It has two families in the same residence. I tried to follow the directions on how to fix it, but wasn't able! Can someone tell me how to do, rather than just fix it, so I know how to do it right the next time? Please & Thank You! 😀
I have carefully reviewed the Census record from the 1940 Census that you are concerned about and I actually believe the Census was transcribed incorrectly by the Census taker. If you carefully review the bottom of the previous page, you will see Family #22 is the family of Mae Hill who is widowed. Only she and her oldest child, Geneva, appear on image 3. When we go to image 4, her other children are listed along with two lodgers, and these are the individuals who are included on the record with Adkins family.
Unforturnately, this happened because the Census shows that Family #23 starts at the top of the page with the child, Reuben Hill, therefore, the hill children and the two lodgers are included under the Head-of-the-Household for Family #23.
Because this is actually a transcription error and not an indexing error, we have no way to correct the information, but if you wish to attach this source to your ancestors in the FamilySearch Family Tree, please just dismiss any individuals who are not part of your family. We also invite you to provide details in the reason field as you attach this source to your family. Details about the error in citing the wrong household number at the top of image 4 will be helpful to others so they do not try to link the Hill children and the lodgers to the Adkins family.
Please review the following knowledge article which is from our Help Center. It explains that we cannot always fix indexing and transcription errors.
In addition, you may want to review the following article from our Research Wiki about the 1940 Census. There are embedded links within the article to help you learn more about this specific census.
I hope this information is helpful. My only suggestion for future use is to remember that we can dismiss any unfinished attachments for individuals who we don't believe should be included in a source we are attaching. A careful review to determine whether we have found an indexing issue that we can correct, or a transcription error that we have no control over is an important process as we work with images that are provided for many record collections. Best wishes in your continued family history efforts.0