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Offline Jebber

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Find a Grave corrections.
« on: Tuesday 19 February 19 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Very impressed with the speed of correction.

This morning I sent in a correction to an incorrectly transcribed surname, two hours later I received an email confirming it had been accepted, a quick check showed the change had already been made. :D :D :D :D :D

If only it was as easy on certain other websites.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 17:38 GMT (UK) »
I hope you congratulated them.  :)  Always good to respond in the affirmative, rather than the negative. :-*
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 17:41 GMT (UK) »
I am glad its working for someone. I twice asked them to correct something and explained why it was wrong and where the correct information came from (death certificate). Its still wrong six months later !

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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 February 19 22:04 GMT (UK) »
I have offered corrections in the past, once or twice.
I've never had a reply within hours, but within a week, yes.
Bev
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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 February 19 22:22 GMT (UK) »
I sent in a correction (relative given incorrect middle name), explaining all my sources & the ONE source (a newspaper article) which gave the wrong name but the person who submitted the details to Find A Grave refused to make any changes. The best I could do was add a note to the entry  :-\
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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 February 19 16:48 GMT (UK) »
I'm a contributor to Findagrave as part of my one name study (Bilcliffe and variants). The original contributor remains the manager of the memorial unless they pass it over to someone else.

When someone suggests an amendment or provides additional information the manager of the memorial is emailed and can either accept or reject the change. If they've lost interest or even died they may not reply, in which case nothing will happen.

In my experience most people respond quite quickly. Recently the email stage seems a bit unreliable, so unless the memorial manager goes on the site and notices that amendments have been suggested they might not know anything about it!
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Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and nearby areas.
Bilcliffe one name study all areas.

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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 February 19 17:33 GMT (UK) »
That's good to know, Marmaduke 123. I've been one of the unfortunate people who has never managed to find anything helpful via that site, despite the great work done on it. Thanks for your efforts, and all the others ... I may get lucky.... someday!
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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 February 19 17:53 GMT (UK) »
The entries are very variable. Some are just names and dates, others have a lot more information. I always provide a potted biography for mine, and the majority are linked to other family members.

They all come up on Ancestry now, so always worth clicking on the link. It's all free!
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Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and nearby areas.
Bilcliffe one name study all areas.

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Re: Find a Grave corrections.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 February 19 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I've accessed it several times via "Ancestry". As I said, so far without luck, but you never know.... some day I might "dig someone up".
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