How to correct an Indexing error?
To Whom It May Concern:
I was digging for information on a cousin and found that the 1930 US Census has a HUGE error where my relative's name is concerned.
The person's name is Clyde O FARRER and the indexer did not read the name correctly and made the last name FARBER.
The name IS FARRER on the document.
I have included the transcribed portion from the information given.
Please, can this be fixed?
Clyde O Farber
Census • United States Census, 1930
NameClyde O Farber
Event PlaceOakland, Alameda, California, United States
Birth Year (Estimated)1893
Relationship to Head of HouseholdHead
Sheet LetterBSheet Number17
Clyde O Farber's Spouses and Children
Wife F 32 Utah
84Sheet Number and Letter
17BAffiliate Film Number
108Affiliate Publication Number
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)Digital Folder Number
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"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCX6-1ZW : accessed 9 April 2023), Clyde O Farber, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 184, sheet 17B, line 84, family 389, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 108; FHL microfilm 2,339,843.
@Mary Crawford_6 Two possible solutions both already corrected/completed:
The old image index editor for that collection does allow you to edit the name. I went ahead and did that for you.
The new 'edit every field' index editor has not yet reached this image ... woah, woah wait a minute ... how did that happen? It is available from the old view ... but not from Search> Images ... that's weird. ok, well I see someone had been editing and added another index of Birth Name - so I removed that duplicate and edited the remaining one.
Wow! talk about editing in real time! that's ... awesome! (albeit a bit freaky when potential multiple editors going at the same time)1
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
You can edit the index in the 1930 census. There is an edit button at the top of the page.
You will have the option to correct and say why you are correcting. "Indexed incorrectly" is the option.1
"Wrong in Image" appears to be a possible reason - the census taker did appear to write Farber. But it could be Farrer also - in which case it would be "indexed incorrectly" ... either way the index is now corrected and fully transcribable in the new 'edit every field' indexing app now.
Note for Mod: Someone should put together a new article explaining this new indexing process.1