Author Topic: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex  (Read 487 times)

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Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« on: Monday 20 September 21 21:51 BST (UK) »
Just wonder if anyone else is using 'England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971' on FamilySearch. This dataset was updated today but also contains French Huguenot records for Devon (i.e. East Stonehouse and Plymouth). Has anyone else come across this issue?

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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 September 21 21:59 BST (UK) »
About a year ago, I discovered a large quantity of OPR burial records for Ayrshire Scotland recorded and indexed by FamilySearch as New Zealand. !!  I don’t understand how such a ridiculous error can occur.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 September 21 22:16 BST (UK) »
And there's little point in raising it with them. You just get told the datasets aren't theirs and so aren't their responsibility.


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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 07:53 BST (UK) »
The datasets may not be theirs but surely the fact that familysearch has put them in the wrong collection on their website under the wrong category is their problem.

Just adding a link to an example of this error
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C2R4-D83Z
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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 September 21 10:01 BST (UK) »
The datasets may not be theirs but surely the fact that familysearch has put them in the wrong collection on their website under the wrong category is their problem.

Just adding a link to an example of this error
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C2R4-D83Z

That's a good example of the issue as the transcript actually says 'Devon'. FS has been contacted. Will put their reply here if/when we hear back from them.

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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 September 21 08:24 BST (UK) »
Looks like I've been put on the naughty step.


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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 September 21 09:07 BST (UK) »
 ;D;D

I just tried using the 'feedback button' and highlighting a portion and got a row of smileys to select.

Let us know how you get on with reporting this error, I might try to report a database error I am aware of following those other instructions later,
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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #7 on: Friday 24 September 21 13:58 BST (UK) »
Contacting Ancestry or FamilySearch to report issues is like trying to find the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. You will have a hell of a job as the berg melted shortly after as if went further south, and became seawater.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Family Search puts Devon non-conformist records under Essex
« Reply #8 on: Friday 24 September 21 14:24 BST (UK) »
I don't bother reporting anything to Ancestry but do have success with FindMyPast  :). It will be interesting to see if familysearch does do anything.
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