Need indexing help
I am the indexing director for Oslo Stake, Norway.
I have tried to edit some of the Norwegian records that have been indexed already and find it confusing that if I try to edit the e.g. event place like "Giørsg", the editing system only accepts standardized place names. The place names in the records are commonly a farm name and none of those are standardized yet. How may I edit these?
How do I edit a birth record with incorrect gender? I.e. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:683F-FYPV0
Short answer: you can't.
I made a plea almost a year ago to stop requiring standardized places in index correction, with examples of why it leads to further corruption of the database: https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/125577/please-allow-transcription-corrections-in-indexed-placenames#latest.
The index correction function only applies to some fields of some collections. The sex or gender is in my experience almost never included among the correctable fields.
Note that the new "correct anything" function works very differently, but it has so far only been applied to some U.S. census indexes (that I know of). If or when it applies more broadly, I suppose we'll be able to fix these kinds of things, but that's probably years away.1