Sources are Disappearing Left, Right, and Center! What's going On?
Jeff Wiseman said: I am still continuing to see a LOT of problem #4 in the index file representations for many Ohio County Marriages records. Those indexes also have problems #1, #2, and #3 as well. The following shows yet another example of a marriage record where the participants were born about a century AFTER they were married:
These are not "one-off" type problems. They seem to be all over the place.
(Also note that I still cannot do any index corrections on these errors using Safari 12 on macOS Sierra--but that is yet a different problem)0
Mike Lynsky said: Barbra, we're going to look at the entire collection for other broken person links, similar to the broken persona we fixed for you. This may take a little awhile for us to both analyze, find, and fix up the persona's on the collection. Once we're done, I'll post back here for you to confirm we've fixed the remaining personas for you to verify0
joe martel said: Jeff, thanks for your update. The teams will try to duplicate the issues.
If you have additional detail (URLs) that illustrate each point that will help.0
Jeff Wiseman said: Joe, I have seen well over a dozen of these recently, and they not only were all related in some way to the ark URL updates made a few months back, but all of the ones that I'VE seen are all from the more recent Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013 index.
Also note that since the creation of the new ark URLs have created duplicate citations, you are seeing the bad index data from more than one citation. For example, the above citation with the incomplete ark URL update is attached to Arthur Emery Ross L5DN-8T3. Arthur's record has JUST NOW received a new hint which is the full, correct, citation for the new ark URL (which has been attached):
But since this new citation and the one from 2016 previously mentioned both resolve via their persistent URLs to the same data in the index, the problems are visible via both citations.
Also the bad data seems to be spread across everyone in the marriage record (i.e., it shows up for the bride, both of her parents, and both of the groom's parents as well). I don't know if it is stored in a single point in the index for that marriage, or is replicated in each of the index entries for each person recorded. In any event this may be part of the reason I'm seeing the problem so frequently from different PIDs.
Regardless, it is systemic to the broken URL upgrades that occurred back around May.0
Jeff Wiseman said: Joe, per your request, here are several persons who have the bad index data sources attached to them. Usually they appear as a pair of sources, the corrupted ARK URL one, and then the correct one, but both usually have the bad data in it. Also note that I only recorded the bride and groom's sources. Obviously if parents are show in the record (they usually are), they will ALSO have 2 or more index sources attached to them as well with the corrupted data. That means that the following list of 10 people is really representing 30 distinct people with broken sources. And since there are usually 2 sources at least that are broken, this list represents about 60 distinct citations to different broken sources:
Bertha Marie Hull LB67-LZW
James Byron Hull LBSZ-2K9
Daisy Belle Santee L4WY-5QW
William H Smith GSG5-YXX
Bessie Mae Gray LRDJ-CXN
Harry Lathan Waugh 9H8F-DGX
Delbert Mershon KGC9-624
Goldie Frost LJY8-2WZ
Wayne Douglas O'Bryant KVGH-CGR
Cecil Fern Santee KVGH-DHV0
Jeff Wiseman said: Here's another pair I just found (again, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013)
Gilbert Johnson GM27-K9V
Frances C. Anderson 27BZ-WHM0