Error Report - Auto Standardization - Record correct, Search Result List Incorrect
In this search result: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&q.anyPlace=hordaland&q.givenName=a%2A&c.collectionId=on&f.collectionId=4237104&c.birthLikePlace1=on&f.birthLikePlace0=0
I have checked the first twenty results and in every one the birth place, entered as only the name of the farm, shows in the results list as an incorrect full place name.
For example, the first result shows the birth place to be Kørbø. This was auto standardized to Korbo, Guéra, Chad. This should have been standardized to Kårbø, Herdla, Hordaland, Norway which is an entry in the Places database. I realize the incorrect transcription probably didn't help in this case.
The second entry has a birth place of Tana. This was auto standardized to Tana, Kanem, Chad. In this case, there was again a mis-transcription. This should have been Fana and been standardized to Fana, Hordaland, Norway. This set of death records lists just the parish the person was born in, not which farm.
The third result was transcribed correctly when it gives the birth place of Bua which was auto standardized to Bua, Northern, Fiji. It should have been standardized to Bua, Sveio, Hordaland, Norway.
A general rule for these Norwegian parish records is that if a place name is recorded as just a single word, then the place is located within the parish the the record book is for. There are exceptions, such as my second example above, but probably well over 90% of the time, if not over 99%, to list the next four errors here:
- In parish records for Masfjorden, Fes will be in Masfjorden, not Morocco.
- In parish records for Sveio, Reia will be in Sveio, not Mozambique.
- In parish records for Fitjar, Brakke will be in Fitjar, not South Africa.
- In parish records for Herdla, Sale will be in Herdla, not Morocco.
@N Tychonievich, I know you said these did not need to be directed to you, that others are working on these as well, but since you have been involved in this reporting process, I did want to ask, without any urgency in getting an answer, how many examples do the engineers really want of this specific type of error? I could supply an endless number of these "Farm with no other information" standardized to "Similar place name, incorrect random appearing county, state, country."
I say these are random appearing, but they really are not random. They are very predictable in that if you take the single word place name and put it in the Places database, the incorrect standardization is nearly always the first result in the list of possible places, as with Reia: