How do I post corrections to the databases
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Author:  Carpian [ Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:39 pm ]
Post subject:  How do I post corrections to the databases

Over the past little while I'm have run across translation errors in the databases for the various Censuses.
So what is the procedure to make or point to corrections needed


Author:  Mark Gallop [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

Hi Carpian -

The correction procedure differs slightly from census to census, but in general the best first step, if you have not already done so, is to register as a volunteer here:

The following link describes the process of entering suggested corrections. This talks specifically to 1901 but the general principles apply to all the censuses. The most important principle is that the index reflects the historical census document and cannot be modified to suit our beliefs of what "should be" there, so these "errors" must be left as is:

It is also worthwhile to review the instructions to transcribers:

It is also possible to submit suggested corrections without registering as a volunteer for 1901, but not for the other censuses.

There is no correction mechanism for the 1906 census. If you note an error there, please post to the 1906 Corrections thread on this message board and a volunteer will respond.

Thanks for your interest. This a volunteer-driven project and assistance is always welcome. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask them here.


Author:  Carpian [ Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

Thank You Mark

I've done as you suggested and registered as a volunteer.

Most of the "errors" I find is because the the handwriting on the original page is so bad that the transcriber reads it differently than what it should be.

In the case of my latest find is the family name is Jackman but has been recorded as Jackson


Author:  Mark Gallop [ Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

Hi Carpian -

Yes, the handwriting and sometimes the microfilming make some pages almost impossible to interpret. That is why the personal and local knowledge and resources of so many Automated Genealogy volunteers is so important. Glad to have your knowledge added to the effort. If you are able to assist in interpreting a blurred or smudged name it is best to provide a source for your knowledge (a birth, marriage, death or cemetery record for example, or a link to the family in a different census).

I'd be happy to review and the Jackman/Jackson example you mention if you would like to post the exact location and which census (or provide a link).

I hope this helps.

Thanks again. Mark

Author:  Carpian [ Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

G'day once More Mark

A Link like this? ... es+Jackson

Proof Part 1

1929, Friday March 22 The Almonte Gazette page 2
Charles Jackman
In the death of Mr Charles Jackman, Almonte loses a romantic figure and a respected citizen.
Born at Yeadon, near Leeds, England, years ago, he had been for the greater part of a century, closely associated with the textile industry.
As a young man he was apprenticed to a weaver in the days when practically the greater part of the weaving was done in private homes by the hand loom.
The late Mr Jackman was married in 1869 to Miss Sarah Ann Clayton of Yeadon, England, and to this union were born one daughter, and six sons: Blanche of Almonte, James who died in England in 1927, Arthur of Toronto, Roger, Alfred, and Allan, of Almonte, and Harry, who died in childhood.
Mrs Jackman pre-deceased her husband in 1925.
Mr Jackman and family came to Canada about twenty-five years ago, residing at Almonte. He was employed by the Rosamond Woolen Company, being pensioned by that Company in 1918.
A gentleman of kindly disposition he enjoyed the friendship of a wide circle of acquaintances.

Proof Part 2
This Link
"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (

If you need more, just ask


Author:  Mark Gallop [ Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

Hi Carpian -

You've done an excellent job. I've reviewed and accepted the corrections and you will see that the family now reads "Jackman". An index search doesn't yet pick the name up but that will change in a day or two when the database is next updated.

I have added the Almonte Gazette obituary as an "Extract from Publication" so that it will be available to anybody else interested in the family, and helps confirm the spelling of the name.

As another example of the linking features of Automated Genealogy and a useful proof of information, I found Allen Jackman in Calgary and linked him to his WWI Attestation Papers, which mention his father, Charles in Almonte as his next of kin. ... en+Jackman

Just one point for future corrections, the system only requires one correction of a surname to reflect changes to be made for the whole family. It is not necessary to put corrections on each line.

Thanks for your input and interest. Mark

Author:  Carpian [ Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How do I post corrections to the databases

Thank you Mark

For your help

Now for linking and extra information

In the case of Allan Jackman would a link like this: ... ckman1.jpg

would also considered useful?

Because of my ongoing research on the Auld Kirk Cemetery near Almonte Ontario.

I'm in the process of not only obtaining information on everybody who is buried in that Cemetery but sometimes on people who are related to someone who is buried there.

Like again, Allan Jackman. Although most of the family is buried in the Auld Kirk including his wife. He is buried in St Paul's Cem. (just down the road) with some of his brothers.
I've recorded his obituary into my database

So what information would be considered useful to your site?


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