#005157144 - 1790 Fairfield, South Carolina - mislabeled counties
#005157144 - (1790 census for Camden District, South Carolina) is labeled 1790 census for Fairfield County, South Carolina, however it contains 5 other counties as well. When these are attached as a Source, they are appearing as "Fairfield, South Carolina", which is incorrect.
p178 - image 17/56 is the beginning of Chester County.
p188 - image 23/56 is the beginning of York County.
p202 - image 31/56 is the beginning of Camden - possibly Richland County
p207 - image 35/56 is the beginning of Clarendon County.
p232 - image 48/56 is the beginning of Lancaster County.
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
According to the catalog, film 5157144 contains the 1790 census for the entire state of South Carolina. I did some random poking around on it and came up with all sorts of places in South Carolina, some of them auto-standardized (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKN-FSF), some of them apparently not (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKN-MW2).
I suspect that the error you're seeing is the result of auto-standardizing. You can recognize the work of this bot by the presence of two location fields, one of them labeled "(Original)". That's the one containing the text that was actually indexed; the other one contains the label of the Places database entity that the computer associated that text with. In my experience, that entity is almost always at least slightly wrong. It's quite often on the wrong continent.
FamilySearch asks users to individually report the errors so that the engineers can fix them.2
I'm well aware of this issue, thank you. I was under the impression that we reported these mistakes on this forum for the correction. Is there some other route to take? My concern is not for myself in locating a record, but for those with little experience trying to search for their ancestors. Having a result pull up in Fairfield County knowing their ancestor never resided there, could very easily be dismissed. FS seems to be constantly gearing itself towards those with less and less experience. It seems that this would be a concern.0
@WillcoxME You reported it in the right place and in the right way. Sorry it didn't get caught sooner by one of the folks who gets these reports on to the group that can make the corrections. I'll get these submitted today. Thank you for helping to improve our records.1