Indexer entered wrong data, can't correct type of record and date at all
The baptism and marriage records starting with image 238 and continue through to image 242
are indexed as death records. These are entirely wrong. This is why I couldn't find the marriage record until I went page by page.
And I can not edit the errors because in editing , the program insisted on death dates, not allowing corrections to change to baptisms or marriages.
And to my horror the "crossed out" entries were not indexed at all. I double-checked with Familienbuchs from Freudenburg and they are listed in the book.
I found a lot of my folks in these pages.
Freudenburg DGS 8108656 Film 587664
Hey, at least they're actually vital events, and not donations to the Communion table that are being indexed as burials....
(None of the indexes I've ever encountered on FS have allowed editing of the event type.)0
From How do I request a correction to the FamilySearch Catalog?
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The Library has NOTHING to do with the problem I am describing in first post. It's a big indexer's error indexing them as deaths instead of births and marriages.0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
@W D Samuelsen contact me please
Perhaps it would have been better to have provided a screenshot of an example of one of these indexed records. You have provided only one half of the picture - details of the film / images that show the records in question are not deaths. In any case, from a public account, the film cannot be viewed as it is restricted.
Although you have not provided clear evidence this was an "indexer's error" (maybe "indexing error", but not necessarily the volunteer indexer's fault) you surely realise from your time working within FamilySearch that the type of event can never be edited by users. In my experience, FamilySearch does not usually change the details in indexed records, even where a metadata issue is involved. If it does, I agree that the links provided by @Maile L would not provide a way to address your problem, since it does not relate to an error in the catalog.
If there is a FS section that handles such matters, I'm sure @Maile L (or another moderator) will escalate the problem so it can be fixed.0
Can you read the first post? It's multiple pages. I gave exact information to find the images.0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
As I suggested, hopefully a moderator will return to provide additional / amended advice and/or pass this specific issue to a FamilySearch section that will address the matter.
I was just pointing out that many FamilySearch users are unable to readily see the problem, as these images cannot be viewed using a public account unless at a FHC or affiliate library.0
the issue is not the images. It's the indexing that is so wrong. The general user can see the index, not realizing the info is wrong0