How can an error be corrected in a record?
While searching records for my brother, William G., I found his information interlinked with that of his son. This information implied they were one and the same.
I found a record implying that he used an alias of William L. and lived in Lorain. The facts are that William L. is his son and it is he that at one time lived in Lorain/Elyria, Ohio.
Please tell me how that can be corrected which is false and misleading for a researcher.
I am Alfreda D Barnes
I'm not good at uploading images but if need be I will get help and try again if needed. Thank you
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
I searched for William G., and of the first 100 results, the only ones to mention Lorain were from the "United States Public Records" collection.
This is a third-party index, made by a data aggregator company (PeopleFinders.com) based on things like phone books. As the Research Wiki page for the collection says, all requests for record removal need to be made through that company's website.
However, I consider the ubiquitous errors in the collection to be a security feature: anyone trying to use its conclusions to steal someone's identity is bound to fail because of the inaccuracies.1
Posts have been edited to remove personally identifiable information.0
@Alfreda Barnes Just wanted to double check on my understanding. You mentioned that "information was interlinked." Can you clarify.... are your looking at historical records, such as the "United States Public Records" database listed above? Or are you looking at sources attached to these individuals in the Family Tree? Thanks.0
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
Julia has pinpointed the situation accurately. The very first record that appeared on the list when I searched for Alfreda's person of interest shows both names on a single record.0
Thank you all for your help. The above is the record I was referring to. I'm grateful and moved by the help that I have received. Julia, I believe that is correct, explained how the information was acquired and suggest it may be best that the information not be corrected to avoid identity theft. That seemed reasonable. My original concern was it may cause confusion to a new researcher.0