Error with Find a grave Photo

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My latest suggestion report has a 572 error for an early relative.  Upon research, it appears to be a discrepancy with date of death, but looking at the image (large copy uploaded to profile with photographers permission), it seems to be the Find-a-Grave transcriber that is in error, not my unsourced family tree. The headstone, to my eyes, definitely says '1876', not '1871' so Find a grave has the error.

However, before I go and send an email to them suggesting a fix, can someone just check that my process and conclusion is correct.  It is made a little complicated, in that there are two transcribers for this headstone, one of which is claiming it is a different person, part of their tree, not mine, and we just have an unfortunate coincidence of two John and Hannah Earls, in the same little village within 10 years of each other.  I'm not arguing with this Ancestry user, but just going off best evidence.
WikiTree profile: Hannah Earl
in WikiTree Help by Martin Brabander G2G6 (10.0k points)
I agree.  The date is 1876.  It may be that the headstone belongs to another person, but the date is clearly 1876 and you should notify the FindaGrave manager about the error.

2 Answers

+4 votes
On the grave stone you've linked to, I think the last digit in the date of death is definitely "6."

It would be helpful to transcribe all the information and post it to the profile.

(I don't have any opinion about whether the FAG memorial is linked  to the right person.)
by Julie Kelts G2G6 Pilot (457k points)
+3 votes

Here is the death/burial record for the person and this headstone

"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC7S-BM5 : 15 March 2020), Hannah Earl, 1876.

by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (714k points)
An update, and a further question on this, please.  I have notified the Profile Manager on FAG using their systems, and also emailed him direct.  He refuses to acknowledge that he has a problem, claiming it is a different person, because it fits with his tree on Ancestry.  He has not acknowledged the evidence of the photo, which as you and I can pretty clearly see is 1876.

It was a pretty blunt response I got, and I'm not really going to waste my time trying to help someone that obviously doesn't want my help.  However, I do want to fix my 572 error of the suggestions report for Wikitree.  Being Cleanathon weekend, I don't just want to supress the error, I want to fix it so other people can follow.  Do I just a transcript in the research notes and refer to the photo?

The funny thing is the profile manager for Hannah is not the photographer, and the photographer has expressly given me permission to use the photo, but doesn't want to get into an argument over profiles.

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