How to correct errors in JewishGen database? #hungary #general


r.peeters
 

I found a simular problem with a file from jewisgen which is shown by the enclosed copy.
1) The four children NATHAN were nieces of Jacob LEVIN and Bertha NATHAN and not related to Berta LORIE. He was born in 1831 and she in 1839.

As you can see on the copy of febr. 2021 the remark about the lodger already indicates that the link might not exist.

How and where is this type of information to be reported?

Ron Peeters (NL)


Vivian Kahn
 

Dan,
Thanks for bringing this error to our attention. If it is a transcription error we will make the necessary correction. But bear in mind that in some cases the error is in the original record. The JewishGen rules for transcription require volunteers to transcribe the information as it appears in the record.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Arlene Beare
 

Sadly a lot of the Introductions are out of date and the contact persons no longer correct.  It is quite difficult getting errors corrected.  I suggest you write to the current person in charge of records for that particular Country.   Contact Jewishgen Executive Director Avram Groll and he should be able to help.
Arlene Beare
Co-Director Latvia and Estonia Research Division


Kenneth Ryesky
 

Dan,

Thank you.

I am now prepping for a possible presentation to IGRA (and perhaps others) on avoiding such errors in the transcription process, based upon experiences in error detection & correction in the spreadsheet of transcriptions of the German Jerusalem Consulate cards from 1938 - 1939 now being proofread.

--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Susan&David
 

If you drill down to the information/introduction page of a particular data base you will often see the clickable name of the person responsible for its compilation. Send that person a message. 

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/13/2021 4:21 PM, Dan Rottenberg wrote:
Is there a mechanism for alerting JewishGen to errors one finds in the database? I believe I've found such an error but don't know how to proceed.

Specifically, I found this death record:

1881 Hungary death: Lipot Wiesenberger, age 53, no parents listed, died 9 January 1881 at Budapest. Record #323-12. Born Kio (sic), palinka vendor; wife RIESZ Terez. LDS 642983, Vol. 52.

This man could not have died in 1881 because he fathered children born in 1882, 1884, 1887, and 1889. Moreover, the LDS Film # would seem to suggest he died in 1891, not 1881.

I suspect this is simply a case of a transcription error— the death year should read 1891, not 1881. But how does one go about correcting such errors?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA
dan@...

 


Dan Rottenberg
 

Is there a mechanism for alerting JewishGen to errors one finds in the database? I believe I've found such an error but don't know how to proceed.

Specifically, I found this death record:

1881 Hungary death: Lipot Wiesenberger, age 53, no parents listed, died 9 January 1881 at Budapest. Record #323-12. Born Kio (sic), palinka vendor; wife RIESZ Terez. LDS 642983, Vol. 52.

This man could not have died in 1881 because he fathered children born in 1882, 1884, 1887, and 1889. Moreover, the LDS Film # would seem to suggest he died in 1891, not 1881.

I suspect this is simply a case of a transcription error— the death year should read 1891, not 1881. But how does one go about correcting such errors?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA
dan@...