How do we get NY corrected to KY?
Thanks to everyone who helped to transcribe the 1950 Federal Census. I enjoyed helping out my small bit with Kentucky census records.
In accessing several hundred different 1950 Federal Census transcribed on Ancestry.com in different locations, I've now seen a repeating pattern of Kentucky (KY) reflected as New York (NY) on the birth field. This isn't limited to one county or location, but rather a widespread error throughout large numbers of Kentucky's 1950 Federal Census.
My best guess is the handwriting recognition software used in the process incorrectly interpreted Kentucky (KY) as New York (NY).
How do we go about getting this corrected systematically v/s by the ones?
If left status quo, it is going to create scores of errors in family trees for those researching their Kentucky ancestors (particularly by those new to family history who may not familiar with this systematic error in the handwriting software).
Thank you for reading this message and offering any systematic solutions.
Kentucky Genealogical Society