Database error not indexers! Minnesota burials location in other country?
"Minnesota, Veterans Grave Registration Reports, 1930-1975", Database
Having participated in this indexing project, and seeing complaints from others about places not having a country, or even a state in the location indexed showing up later in a totally different location, I came across a relative's burial record where that happened.
I thought at first he might have died fighting overseas since the burial was in England, but checked his obituary (findagrave entry), and he died at home in Winona, Minnesota, and was buried in the family cemetery:
St Mary's, Winona, Winona, Minnesota
The burial information on the sample form (not the actual which is not available, so can't be edited) shows Place of burial blanks for (city) and (county) for location, plus one for the Name of cemetery that might have been indexed, but the state "Minnesota" would not have been (nor was there a entry box for country).
Event Place (Original): St Mary's
Cemetery: St Marys
However, what ended up on the FamilySearch record is:
Event Place: St Mary's, Iles of Scilly, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
How that happened is the real question for a collection where the burials are supposedly all in MINNESOTA?
There are many more records like this for other veterans buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota, also showing them buried in St. Mary's Cornwall, England. Who knows what other errors in location there are in this database if the location is being chosen using only the cemetery name and matching it randomly to a location that has a cemetery with that same name.