Re: How to correct information in Jewishgen Databases #records

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

" I sent a request to support@... asking what steps I should take to go about correcting the spelling of the names of my grandparents in the Vienna Marriages database."

Your first problem is that spelling wasn't 'correct' or 'wrong'. Clerks wrote what they heard. Sometimes they wrote the same thing differently if a name occurred in a record twice.

The second problem is that records say what they say. This is not Geni or a Wiki where everybody fixes things; the records are the records. If they are wrong, they are wrong.

You might want to quote the record in your family tree and point out other records which conflict with the information.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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