Why does FamilySearch persist in refusing to correct metadata errors?
The example below is just one of many. I was promised last year the issue would be looked at, but like so many of my previous reports on similar issues, nothing has been done.
How can these records be of help - especially to the inexperienced FamilySearch user - when they don't even show the correct English county? There are obviously thousands of these "sources" showing to be Northumberland parish register records, whereas most relate to parish register entries for established (Anglican) churches in County Durham.
I would not expect FamilySearch to make changes that only affect the (incorrect) details of one or two individuals, but completely incorrect information against thousands? Reports of material must surely be acted upon if the accuracy of the organisation's record-keeping is to retain credibility.
Reported in 2020 - these are not Northumberland records, they are all taken from the Sunderland, County Durham parish register:
Even more strangely, when presented as record hints, they appear as Northumberland non-conformist church records, even though there is nothing to indicate (from examining the source) they relate to anything other than (Anglican) parish records - albeit for the wrong county!
Click on "Review and Attach", then "Record" and you will find this: no mention of being a Non-Conformist Church Record - though still the incorrect county!