Is there someone with a FindAGrave account willing to help me fix some suggestions?

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I have a small but growing list of Suggestions 575/578 (Findagrave - Different birth or death date) and 574/577 (Findagrave - Imprecise birth or death date). The data doctors videos indicate that where the issue is with the Findagrave memorial, you are meant to make the edits there; or where their is no source on the Findagrave memorial, you are meant to contact the memorial manager. But I can't do either of these without a Findagrave account, and I really don't want to open yet another family history account and go through yet another learning curve. Is there someone who already has an account and is familiar with Findagrave who would be willing to help me fix the following?

Suggestion 575 - Different birth date: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ladley-14 (WT based on age at immigration; don't know FG source)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harvey-9695 (only one day different, WT based on Queensland Birth registration; don't know FG source)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hitch-374 (WT based on Victorian Birth registration; don't know FG source)

Suggestion 578 - Different death date: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ladley-15 (death date on photo of graveplaque is 1995; probable typo on FG 1993)

Suggestion 574 - Imprecise birth date: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harding-6969 (WT only have the year on Victorian birth registration; don't know FG source)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Reynolds-15371 (WT only have the year on Victorian birth registration; don't know FG source)
in Genealogy Help by Wendy Scott G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)

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The data doctors videos indicate that where the issue is with the Findagrave memorial, you are meant to make the edits there; or where their is no source on the Findagrave memorial, you are meant to contact the memorial manager.

While these are both options, you are not required to do anything offsite in order to participate on WikiTree. With that said, for your profiles:

  1. Ladley-15 - more sources are needed to determine the exact DoD, but I would mark this as False (same as below) and provide a Research note on the profile to the discrepancy.
  2. Mark the rest of the suggestions as FALSE. Find A Grave contains no sources for these memorials and they are making a guess / not showing sources. You can use the comment "Find A Grave is unsourced" or "Find A Grave date is an estimate".
by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (503k points)
selected by Margaret Haining
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And then, once you change it, whoever made the original FAG entry will probably change it back, and the "suggestion" will re-appear in your feed, wanting you to change it again ...
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
I've made over 100 corrections to FindAGrave and I guess I've been lucky because I haven't noticed any changed back again.  I have seen some with new bad info, however.
I have a few that I just left in the suggestions listing with a comment, as I haven't had time to do further research yet.  For instance, a brother and sister listed in Find A Grave as having been born 4 months apart...ages are listed in the census record.
I must be lucky in my relatives (fe)
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  • On Findagrave we are supposed to just document what is on the head stone it is not meant to be a Genealogy site we can place notes in the biography.
  • As for Ladley-14 his head stone states he died 18 Oct 1911 at age 44 this puts his birth year estimate at 1867.
  • And for Harvey-9695 if you give me the link to Queensland Birth registration I will send it to them.
  • Hitch-374 his head stone says he died in 1942 at age 52 this puts his birth year at estimate 1890.
  • Ladley-15 someone has already sent a request to correct the date.
  • And the last two I do not know where they got the exact dates but years are correct.
by Ron Thompson G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
Harvey-9695 : correction suggested.

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