Fay was 5.5 months old when she died - not 5.5 years and this can be confirmed by checking her birth certificate.
The error should be reported on the Find A Grave site. (They have a correction-suggestion mechanism in place on every memorial.) Any corrections will take a while to "trickle down" to the index provided to FamilySearch, but in the meantime, you can take consolation in the fact that you found the record despite the error, that is, the index served its purpose.
FamilySearch does not edit or change information in Family Tree, that is the responsibility of the patrons.
You will find the attached article contains the information to help you to make the correction.
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, a "Aussie" from "Downunder" ... ]
'Yes' ... you are CORRECT.
That Said ...
'FamilySearch' is NOT in error.
The ERROR lies in (the) "FindAGrave" (Record).
It is the "FindAGrave" Record that needs correcting.
That is NOT the responsibility of 'FamilySearch'
In fact, most people can submit a suggested correction to "FindAGrave", for that record, to be corrected.
Errors happen, all the time, some can be easily addressed/fixed; whereas, some cannot.
Let me show you ...
Search Result as per your "Image" from 'FamilySearch':
FIRST Record = FindAGrave[.com]
Please note NO "Birth" indicated (although, it does appear in the Search Result)
Accessing the FIRST record = in "FindAGrave[.com], from 'FamilySearch'
Please note the 'Date' (ie. Year) of "Birth"
That ERROR can ONLY be corrected through "FindAGrave", not 'FamilySearch'
[ I have submitted a number of suggestions corrections through "FindAGrave"; &, they have been actioned ]
SECOND Record = Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982
Please note Age = 0
SECOND Record = Image
Please note Age = 5½ Months
I hope this helps.
ps: The "Corrections" in "FindAGrave", can take a while to appear, in the records in 'FamilySearch", it ever
Sorry but it's not my mistake. If you look at the photographof the tomb stone it clearly states 5.5 months (not years). If you look at Fay's Birth certificate, mother (Mabel Blanche Priestly nee Fogarty) and Henry Joseph (Joe) Priestly it clearly states she was born in 1930. Fay was the sister of my mother Valerie Priestly who was born in 1925 and was 5 years old when Fay died. I really know this is your error from every angle possible. How can I get this corrected. Please. Dee
PLEASE; Please; please ... believe us ...
The ERROR is NOT that of 'FamilySearch'
The ERROR is in the Record in "FindAGrave[.com]"
[ And, an "Aussie" from "Downunder" ... ]
Thank you for all the informmation. I'll follow through and hopefully have some success. Dee
Good luck :-)
Please be aware and advised that ...
The ERROR is NOT, a "Transcription Error", through ANY "Indexing" process.
The ERROR lies, in SOLELY within the "Memorial" in 'FindAGrave".
The ERROR was, made during the CREATION, of the "Memorial" in 'FindAGrave".
NOTHING to do with ANY "Indexing"; NOR, the way that the Records appears in 'FamilySearch'.
The record is appearing as it SHOULD in 'FamilySearch'.
Please take care in responding to questions of this nature. Both you and @Sharon Prouting seem to have completely missed the nature of the problem. The issue raised relates to FamilySearch records, yet you give instructions on how to correct errors in Family Tree.
You then appear to get things completely the wrong way around by implying the date should be in years, not (as is correct) months. As experienced users, both Julia and Brett have immediately grasped the nature / facts about this case. As pointed out this is a Find A Grave error, so Miriam has no need to contact the "Parkes general cemetery in NSW", as you suggest.
There are some very experienced, everyday FamilySearch users who are members of this forum, so please do not worry about trying to address issues for which you are not 100% sure you have a solution. This is also happening a lot at the moment, when moderators make comments (Sharon misunderstood the issue, too), please take this is general advice and not too personally.
Users do appreciate the contribution being made by moderators and wish you all well in working in this unfamiliar medium.
I wish I could give @Paul W's comment a dozen thumbs-ups.
And a "too long; didn't read" redaction of @Brett .'s excellent (if characteristically long-winded🙂) explanation/instructions (minus the screenshots, since they're in the thread twice already):
1. The error was not made by or on FamilySearch. It comes from Find A Grave, which is at its roots a crowdsourced gravestone database.
2. If you follow the link from the FamilySearch search result to the Find A Grave memorial, you will see a "suggest edits" button below the memorial details. Use that to submit a correction of the child's age. (You may need to create an account and/or log in.)
3. If you wish to provide evidence with your submitted correction, you can use the cemetery card that came up as Brett's second search result on FamilySearch. It is correctly indexed with an age of zero and has the image attached, clearly showing "5 1/2 mths".
4. It may take a while for your correction to be reflected in the index to Find A Grave that is searchable on FamilySearch.
And I will add my own suggestion: if you have a photograph of the gravestone, consider submitting it on Find A Grave. Memorials are improved if there's a picture attached.