Need to be able to correct parent's name on marriage record index
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Ann H said: In the collection Kentucky County Marriages 1797-1954 for Madison County, I've come across a record where the index says the wife's father is Daniel Lineback, but actually he was one of the witnesses on the document where the wife's mother give consent for her daughter's marriage. It seems that I can't make this correction on the record's index entry, but clearly need to. Someone has erroneously set up Daniel Lineback as the father on the tree, and also someone else detached the source, because the father didn't match the father on the tree. I don't know if other records in this collection have the same problem, but certainly this one does.
Robert Wren said: The correction feature on FS indexes is now available on some of the newer records.
But this, once again shows that the PURPOSE of an index is basically to get you to the SOURCE. An index is not he source itself.
Users should be reminded that 70% or so, of ALL FS digitized records ar NOT yet indexed. So if your desired info does not pop up in hints, try the location in the catalog and browse the film.
Sorry, I got off track in this answer.0
Tom Huber said: We have waited for around ten years to be able to correct even one element of an index and the ability still is not available (even for one element) for all FamilySearch indexes. It is slowly being implemented and I hope that it does not take another ten years for it to be available for all elements of an index, including the ability to add elements that were not indexed to an existing index.0