💠⭐ When will we be able to edit every field? ⭐💠
With the announcement of the 1950 US Census volunteer process being completed by Labor Day, we've mentioned that soon we will have the ability to edit every field in the records. We thought you might like a sneak peek into what that will look like.
There will be new views that lets you see the information in the records. One will show the names down the right side of the page. Later, for some records, a view will be added to be able to see it as a table at the bottom of the image. You will be able to click on each name to see the details and edit the information. The editing history is being preserved to help with the integrity of the search.
Thank you to all for you amazing efforts. What you have done is paving the way for the future of review and we couldn't have done it without you.
So how do I get rid of Sacont Norine, attached incorrectly to my Elden Norine family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sacont doesn't exist, because the word is actually vacant. I am so frustrated, as I have been by the entire 1950 census project. Oh, well.0
@Judy Crook_1, thank you for bringing this up about the "vacant" showing a name and being connected to your family. This may be taken care of through some new tools that are being implemented. I am forwarding this to "Search" and they will be able to look into the issue further.0
Will this apply to all records or just the 1950 US census?0
@Graham Buckell, the following knowledge article may answer your question.1
@AndLinda This is fantastic. Is there an update on when this feature will be available for the 1950 census (and any other records?)1
@Anni Brown, thank you for asking about editing the 1950 census. There is not currently a way to edit the index of the 1950 US Census. But it is coming. Unfortunately, we have not been given a projected date for editing to become available. When editing opens up, we are told that you will be able to edit every indexed field.1
Any idea when this will happen?0
Some historical records on FamilySearch already have some fields that can be edited. Here are some articles in the Help Center that might help:
Why can't I fix indexing or transcription errors?0
Someone in the Hungarian-language Community group just pointed out several pages of donations (of bread and wine for Communion) that have been indexed as ...burials. (The poor churchwarden is indexed as being buried at least once a year between 1788 and 1798.) Does anyone know whether event types will ever become editable?2
Does anyone know whether event types will ever become editable?
Answer: Yes. There are some event types to choose from in the new edit every field indexer app (I expect they can be expanded upon as need be). Note: for those threads about Marriage Banns/License Events not showing - this appears to be the direction heading to capture that chronology of the records/dates. There are also many Record Types which can be added (including Marriage Banns). I assume as the new indexing app develops certain Event types will be associated with certain Record Types.
@AndLinda Question for this thread/moderators: Will there be a new Edit every field indexer app feedback group (similar to new person page group)?
There may be reason to create such and attach FAQ/help center articles/blog there before the rush to edit these new index images becomes rather large (I believe the collections implementing it continue to grow). For example, I have questions about what the best order of processing the image indexes will be (highlights, names, record types, relationships, etc.) - from what I have seen you have to Add Names/Fields first, then I'd probably recommend doing the highlights next (each new field allows for highlighting) - but I've noticed some quirks/glitches with highlighting - especially if the page contains mostly highlighted lines already and you are trying to add in the missing pieces. One I just stumbled across tonight - highlighting does not work well in US Census records if you need to rotate the image to highlight orthogonal data (such as streets). Or if the AI indexer has attached wrong highlights to the specific record - it almost becomes easier to Delete the existing index and start over. Another - what field should be entered for birthplace of head of family - I'm not seeing a plain birthplace/nativity applicable field (they seem to apply for parents or other situations). Would it be Color and birth places code? If so I suspect it means use the current mailing abbreviation code for the State (even if it was a Territory at the time)? ... Ah I see - you need to Add Birth Event to the record for the person to be able to include Birth Place/Date fields.
Anyway I think there should be some resources put into helping people understand this new indexing process - and share it with the Get Involved> indexers - because they will need to learn/know this new process too. Community could/should probably pick up this slack - because FamilySearch resources for such documenting of features are probably thin (?) or are busy with implementing of the features right now.0
@genthusiast The new editor is well documented in the Help Center. The titles are not always terribly obvious. Here is a list of the ones I have found. I am including the article numbers. Sometimes searching Help Center by the numbers works better than keywords. I've bolded the most useful ones. They might not all be up-to-date. When you find one that needs updated or clarified, use this feedback form to request editing of the article: https://forms.monday.com/forms/64bb6cb7e84115a1fe42fa7dd0d75414?r=use1
13653: How do I edit or add highlights on a computer-indexed historical record?
13654: How do I delete a name incorrectly indexed by a computer?
13655: How do I add or remove data fields on a record indexed by a computer?
14561: New Records page: How do I edit data that has been incorrectly transcribed or indexed?
18741; What if the names in the indexed census don't have the correct row numbers?
20221: How do I correct relationships in the transcription of a historical record?
20223: How do I correct or add a relationship when the name appears on a different image of the record?
20224: How do I edit a linked surname in historical records?
20225: How do I add a name to a relationship in historical records when the name is currently connected to the wrong record?1