Re: How to correct information in Jewishgen Databases #records


Peter Cherna
 

The digital records for the Vienna Marriages database are deemed correct when they match the specific source documents from which that database was derived.

If you have different, also valid documents that are more accurate, you can use those corrected spellings wherever you see fit, but they are not a valid source for correcting the JewishGen databases. You message, and your reply, leave some uncertainty between two very different cases:
  • The digital representation of the records in the database do not match the documents from which they were directly transcribed (where a correction is warranted)
  • The digital representation of the records in the database do no match other genealogical information you may have obtained elsewhere (where a correction would be wrong)

The job of the JewishGen databases is not to show the "best" information (whatever that means!), but to be as precise a digital representation of their one specific source.

Peter

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