How to fix an entry that is wrong when it says I cannot edit
I ahve found that the information on this citation is wrong
"México bautismos, 1560-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CQNZ-3ZW2 : 10 April 2020), Maria Micaela Florez, 1878.
This person is my ancestor and would like to fix it. I have read the document and I cannot edit as the indexing is incorrect. This is blocking from adding this link to the correct people.
You are right that the document cannot be edited. However, you can detach it from the wrong person and attach it to the correct persons. However, the document appears to be connected to the right person when you look at the names. To detach the document from the person, click on the paper clip in the upper right corner. It will open up in Source Linker.
Please reply whether these instructions help.0
(Is this some sort of LDS-only collection? It just sits there loading interminably.)
Keep in mind that -- despite what FS's data structures would have you believe -- indexes are not data. They are merely finding aids for data.
Luckily, even on FS, you can attach a source citation to the correct person, regardless of what errors were made in indexing. You may need to detach an index entry from another profile before attaching it to the correct one, but if the incorrect profile is a mythical one, created based solely on the erroneous index, then the best thing to do is actually to merge the mythical profile into the correct one. This gets rid of the myth and attaches the source citation correctly, all in one fell swoop.0
If you are concerned about records that cannot be edited, the following knowledge article might be helpful to you. It explains that there are several reasons why you cannot edit an indexed record you find, including the fact that FamilySearch does not own all indexes you can access at our site which means they many indexed records cannot be edited through our site. Often going to the Record Custodians directly will allow you to request that corrections be made to the indexed records.
As already discussed, you can attach any source that appears to be about your ancestor even when some of the indexed information is incorrect. Once you identify that a source should be attached to your ancestor, please use the reason box to provide a statement about why you know the source is for your ancestor. Your reason should also include that there are errors in the index so that others will not assume incorrect information about your ancestor based upon an indexing or transcription error.
We hope this additional information about correcting errors is helpful.0