Re: How to correct information in Jewishgen Databases #records

Dahn Cukier

I am responding to the original post, but as many have said, the
original document cannot be corrected by Jewishgen, but by the
document originator, in this case the owner of the Vienna data.

There are countless mistakes when in original documents or
comparable documents. I have a census where my father is
grandson of a person unknown to the family, his aunt is
born in NYC and her daughter in Poland. All these are on
the original document and I would not assume I can correct them.
Each of my father's uncles on his mother's side have multiple
dates of birth on official documents.

On the other hand, my grandparent's name is wrongly indexed to
Ancestry and that can be changed. The "u" looks like it could be an "a".

I have been active on Find-a-grave, I found "discrepancies" between
stones and data bases of both Tel Aviv chevra kadisha and Ministry of
Defense, IZKOR. Tel Aviv responds in days, MoD not so much. While I did
not figure statistics of Tel Aviv, I did with IZKOR and I find about 30%
discrepancy between the data base and stones. I do not know which is
correct, the stone or database. NOTE. Not all discrepancies are the names
of the fallen, but of all the information included on the stone.

I also found about 10 mistakes in British war cemetery of Beer Sheva.
All but two were location mistakes, one was a mistake on the stone that
was corrected poorly, they said a new stone would be shipped. The
last was a person whom signed up with an alias, The name on the
stone is in the notes, but I did not look. The response here was a few days,
I understand they video taped the cemetery, making claims easy to


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 03:50:01 AM GMT+3, Selma Sheridan <ssherida@...> wrote:

On 13 July 2020, 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.  I haven’t received a reply.  Since then, I discovered in Vienna Deaths that the birth date of one great-grandfather is missing, and the death date indicates only the year; I can provide all the missing information, but don’t know the procedure.  Where should I send the request to correct these details?  Many thanks!

Selma Sheridan

Oswego NY

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