I have not found a way to correct transcription errors and reporting them to FamilySearch has not been effective. They are really busy so we just have to do it ourselves.
Connect the source to your person, then in the birth area under Reason This Information Is Correct I put a note so everyone can see it that the birth record says her name is for example Grimaldi but that is a transcription error and should be Crimaldi - see original birth record. Her name also shows up as Crimaldi on her marriage and death records.
@Acker Gardner Knee Families
Question: WHERE do you want to change an incorrectly transcribed record?
In, the "Details", of a "Name", against an individual/person, in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'?
Or, on an "Record" (ie. "Source"), of an "Indexed" record, in the "Records" (Search) part of 'FamilySearch'?
[ whether or not attached to an individual/person in "Family Tree" ]
That asked ...
The "Transcription Errors" in SOME "Indexed" records, in the "Records" (Search) part of 'FamilySearch', CAN be "Edited" (ie. Corrected).
Whereas, the "Transcription Errors" in some OTHER "Indexed" records, in the "Records" (Search) part of 'FamilySearch', CANNOT be "Edited" (ie. Corrected).
That said ...
We must NOT "Edit" an "Indexed" record, in the "Records" (Search) part of 'FamilySearch', that HAS been transcribed CORRECTLY, despite the fact that the ORIGINAL "Document" contains SPELLING errors - leave such alone.
We should ONLY "Edit" (ie. Correct) an "Indexed" record, in the "Records" (Search) part of 'FamilySearch', that HAS been transcribed INCORRECTLY, to that ON the ORIGINAL "Document".
Here are some "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch':
How do I edit a source in Family Tree?
How do I edit or delete a correction that I made to an indexed historical record?
I hope this helps.
Thank you, Brett, for answering.
Definitely the error is on familysearch. The document definitely says Gardner (it's the way "G" was written in those days). The transcriber wrote down Yardner in my grandfather's May 11, 1925th application in St. John's for his 1890 birth registration.
The document under "Record Collection Newfoundland Vital Records 1840-1949" states:
Silas Yardner (should be Gardner)
St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada (should be St. John's)
Christening Date: 12 Oct 1890
Christening Place: Britiah Har T. Bay NL (another mistake - should be BritishHar(bour), T(rinity) Bay
Name of Father: Alexander Yardner (should be Gardner)
Name of Mother: Elizabeth Yardner (should be Gardner)
Can this be changed?
Thanks for your help.
Regards, Nita Acker
Deborah, I copied the source document to my person BUT could NOT find your suggested "birth area under Reason This Information is Correct" so I could enter YARDNER was actually GARDNER. Can you point me in the right direction?
Oops, found it, Deborah. I'll make the change so others can see the spelling error. Sad that I can't get the transcription changed though!