Why do Wisconsin Death Index records have only a year of death lately?
My work is primarily with Wisconsin records. When I've found WI death index records I've always gotten a full date of death and some reference to a location. Since yesterday, these records have only a death year given. Why the change to less useful information?
Also, the locations on some of these records now has an attempted interpretation of abbreviated location. The interpretation is poor in at least one case - Mars, , WI is Marshfield, Wood Co, WI and NOT Marshall .. Wisconsin Territory (or something close to this which is very old and odd).
Poor data is no data.
Just a quick add - sure would be nice to keep my data accurate. I probably do up to 100 WI deaths a week and ALL are missing the WI Death Record corroboration I've had on my records for YEARS. A shame and a disservice.