Standardized Locations Volunteer Fixes
I had written an email already concerning this problem and possible fix ideas. My goal in writing the letter was to increase volunteer participation. I was told by the person who replied to my email to copy and paste it as feedback. It is unclear how I go about providing this feedback. I am posting it in this location and maybe someone else has a better way for me to possibly provide helpful information.
"copy pasted letter"
I have been attempting to standardize places of origin as a volunteer. It is difficult and accuracy and or future research maybe debilitated because of some Standardizations. Secondly i have images to attempt to explain visually.
There is a name that was alive between the years of 1700 and 1800. The standardized place only has one option and the date of that option is 30 years after the individual died. The location is in this link. https://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsEurope/GermanyHessenDarmstadt.htm
The image below was the person I was attempting to standardize.
My thoughts about this particular instance is accuracy to increase the ability to do further investigation if possible. If it doesn't matter than never mind. I just notice the dates on options by year nod this person's time of living predates the options.
This next image is another issue. Church affiliation is filled in vs a required place or location. It would be a good idea to have an option to provide church affiliation for further research into records.
Here is another different example of problem. In this image, there is no way to find out the location based on the type of work the person or William Towler Oram was doing.
First thought is that, it would make things easier is to provide a link to the document in which the issue occurs. Second is that subjects such as profession and church affiliation would be helpful for further research and to provide more personality of the individual being researched. Third is the church location of where a person was baptized if possible or church records in the case of Angela Quiroga for example to get exact location and possibly find death or other family records.
Here are 3 Other images that have example an example of what I chose to do instead of skipping name. I searched for the name and found the location according to the information provided by the document. I am hoping this information will improve volunteer participation. One other thing would be single people who have been baptized but have not done any family history and have passed away. There is no way to see records of baptism locations for individuals or the location of the ward they attended. I had found one person, Angela Quiroga KWLW-VM2 (born 1906-Died 1993) and baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 12, 1979. The church may have more valuable records to help with this person's family.
I hope i am not breaking any privacy rules.
I think this may be some type of Automatic fill in glitch and i do not know how to fix ^^^^
I Just wanted to add Angela Quiroga who has a death date and a birth date also has been Baptized in the The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her temple recorded shows it is on May 12, 1979, as well as her confirmation. Her location of birth is listed as S. Francisco S. Luis Arg. (ARG. is the issue of standardizing church place record) Her LDS church record number is KWLW-VM2. It seems as though she is forgotten and I desire her to be remembered. LDS Church Baptism records should have the place in which she was baptized. Included in her information the record states she has a married name of Fernandez. It makes sense to me if she was a participating church member in 1993. Her death location could be provided through church records of attendance. The issue is there are no records to review to support the correct place that is required to standardized." S. Fansico, S. Luis, Arg." is what the clues are for her and nothing specified to where it is a place of birth or place of death. In additions these are 2 different locations when i googled names in Argentina if Arg. is the abbreviation for Argentina. It shows she is married or has a married name. Providing a name without the means to help is to me a problem. Skipping makes not sense to me if it can be avoided. I see no reason why church attendance records cannot be used to acquire specific location. I also so no reason why local members cannot add input to her family. This to me is to further the cause of Jesus Christs plan right?
I just wanted to point these things out as it is discouraging at times. There must be ways to make the program less discouraging.
Thanks for you time