Incorrect death date in Header L78W-D7L
I am writing about the Person page for my great-grandfather, Mitchell Hugh Jamison L78W-D7L. A little over a year ago, his death year in the Vitals section was corrected to 1984, which is what is listed in the sources for his death and burial. The header next to his name at the top of the page did not update, however, and still shows as:
Mitchell Hugh Jamison Male 23 July 1891 – 11 October 1944
I cannot find a way to correct the information in this header. It seems to be auto-generated somehow. Is it possible for someone at Familysearch to update it for me? Or tell me how to do it myself?
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
The new standardized date had not been accepted.
I've done that, and it now displays correctly.1
It shows 1984 in my view. The Latest Changes show Aine changed it for you.1
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
Elaborating a bit on Áine's answer, every date and place field in the Family Tree has two values: a display value and an associated standardized value. Most of the profile's Details page shows the display value (unless you hover your cursor over it, in which case it shows the standardized value in a tooltip). The one exception is the header: that always shows the standardized values. Other places on the Tree that also show this background value include the fluff page (labeled "About") and the timeline.
When you edit a date or place and choose the reddish text at the top of the drop-down list, it keeps what you just typed for the display value and the previously-associated standardized value. This can be a good thing, if what you want is a display value that includes information that's not in the database, such as a full street address or a feast day or similar ecclesiastic date, but it also means that it's possible to update an entry without correctly updating the background value.
For a more detailed explanation, see Gordon's presentation in his latest comment on the subject in the New Person Page group (https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/140087/standardizing-places-and-recording-what-was-originally-in-the-place-field#latest).2