I don't know where to post this... I have a record that is incorrect. How do I alert someone?
In this records I am seeing an 8 year old cited as head of the household instead of the listed head.
How do I alert someone of this problem?
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
I just 'looked' at that "Source" (and, the corresponding "Image") to which you have referenced.
I am somewhat confused ...
And, remember, I am just 'looking' at that link/URL that you provided ...
I DO NOT 'see' an "8 Year Old"; as, the "Head" of the 'House Hold'.
I ONLY see that "Samuel J. SMITH" ( Aged: 34 ); as, "Head" of the 'House Hold', both, in the "Index" & "Image".
[ And, DO NOT worry about the ORDER of the "Other People in the Record", in the "Index".
Question: What am I missing?
If you look at the Citation is says Samuel J Smith in the household of Evelyn Kingscote
I actually was finding her sister, Mary when I saw this error.
The citation really should reflect the facts and we, the end users, shouldn't be editing citations to correct them as I can see this is potentially a very slippery slope. Details are everything in genealogy!
Just thought it needed to be corrected.0
Right, the "Citation" ...
As, you did not indicate that in your post, I did not specifically 'look' at that ...
I NEVER worry about those "Citations", that much, any more.
'Yes', that is odd; but, I wonder if, that was a "Citation", brought across from "FindMyPast", possibly.
IF, that "Citation", was brought across, from "FindMyPast"; THEN, that "Citation" (or, part of it) would have to addressed/fixed in/through "FindMyPast".
IF, that "Citation", was created, in 'FamilySearch'; THEN, 'Yes', that "Citation" (or, part of it) SHOULD be addressed/fixed in/through 'FamilySearch'.
IF, the latter is the case; THEN, this post of yours, can/will used, as the catalyst, to have this matter (ie. ERROR, in a "Citation", in a "Source") be added to the ever increasing "List", of such things, that NEED, addressed/fixed in/through 'FamilySearch'
ps: These days, I do not even bother to 'look' as the "Citations" (although, like this one, over the years, I have seen a few that were a little 'wayward' - I used to "Report" them).
I think it's because the order of the list - the software must assume that the first name in the list is the HEAD of the household instead of looking to see which one has the name Head assigned.
I looked at the 1861 CENSUS record for Mary Holford Kingscote on FindMyPast and it is fine there. Samuel J Smith is at the top of the list and is "Head" of the household.