1950 Census KY needs lots of work
United States Census, 1950: Todd. Census Records 1950 • FamilySearch provides a page where households are not correctly grouped and the tools offered are ineffective for realigning each household. When a list of people comes up for each household in a shadow that includes the whole page one can not click on the members that should be in the designated household. Selecting a household # to work with is very difficult to begin with and one is sent in circles trying to align people to their household. The Robert F. Jackson on the page cited above at the bottom of the page is in household 97 and the rest of his family continues on the next page which complicates things and seems to be unworkable given the tools provided. He cannot be separated from members of the house hold above and some of the members of the household above that.
I also continue to see birth places NY when the image clearly shows KY.
#@jamescampbell1 Looking at the image you referenced, the Image Index shows good family groupings, including for Robert F Jackon at the bottom of the page. The highlighting of the whole page when you click to view the Image Index is just showing you that all of the names were indexed. But in the Image Index on the right panel, you can see the family groupings.0
N Tychonievich is correct about the family grouping. I went through the index listings and they match and are grouped as listed on the Census pages. I went in and linked the residence location (fields a-d) to family members on image 12/sheet 11 (was missing from that whole page). For some reason household members may not appear in the same order as listed, I believe the project engineers are aware of that by now. It should not impact the grouping of households or the matchup of data on the image index panel on the right-hand side.
Here are some articles that might help you (provided by N Tychonievich mod in another post, March 21, 2023):
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?
Eventually FamilySearch hopes to make indexed records, more editable by users. The 1950 US Census is still a work in progress towards this effort, and corrections are ongoing. To send feedback about any problems you still can't solve, follow the steps listed below.
- Click EDIT in the indexed record to open the editing page.
- Click on the Feedback tab, usually shown vertically on the left-hand side of the screen.
- Choose an emoji.
- Enter the error or issue with the record in the box below the emojis.
- Click Submit.
Note: I am not affiliated with FamilySearch. I am a member volunteer who worked on the 1950 US Census Community Indexing project and help with other indexing projects.0
Tell me if you can get Thomas H. Rust age 74 that is on that same page to come up when you Search his name, age, Todd, KY, noting Residence Todd, KY, 1950 or any of the family below him!!!0
That's because, as I mentioned in my previous post, the "Census" residence information at the top-left of the census form in fields a-b (State, County, and City are part of that), was not entered on that page. It all falls under a "Census" subheading, which I cannot add, it currently must be added by a software engineer. That's why I sent the feedback request.
All that information that appears at the top of the form was entered separately from the rows of names and data when it was initially indexed. Since that top data corresponds to up to 30 rows per image, it is also much easier and much quicker for an engineer to manipulate, than clicking on each name and/or field.
Thank you for your patience.0