How do I get a transcription error corrected?
In a 'record hint' the marriage record transcription for my 2x great grandparents lists "Mary Jane..." as Male and "Martin..." as Female. How do I bring this to the attention of someone who can do something about it?
According to the Landing Page for the collection, these records came from (and the index was likely created by)
Borthwick Institute for Archives, the Doncaster Archive, the East Riding Archives, the Sheffield City Archives, the North Yorkshire Archives, and the Teesside Archives.
See the landing page here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/4439317
@Paul W will likely remember better than I do, but I believe there have been a few instances of flipped indexes from that source recently. And there may have already been an escalation by way of a mod. I just don't recall all the details.
Edited to add: Here's the thread I was remembering about the flipped indexes - https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/comment/496409#Comment_4964091
Is the image available on FamilySearch or is it only the index/extract? If the image is hosted on FamilySearch, many records are now available for users (you or me) to edit. More are becoming available for us to edit all the time.
If the image is not hosted on FamilySearch, then an edit may not be available. For example, sometimes the images are hosted on another website, such as findmypast.com, and we need to report the error to that hosting company.
If you want to share the URL to the record, someone may be able to give you a more specific answer.0
The original is available on ancestry, and is correct…Mary Jane as ‘spinster’, Martin as ‘bachelor’. Their indexing is briefer and doesn’t include gender. So who would have done the indexing the shows up on Family Search?0
Thanks! I added a comment to the thread about flipped indexes...seems widespread!0