Am I the only one that didn't see the Data Base Errors Project???

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I am currently working on my 5th generation errors (2) and am stumped on how to correct the error due to DNA evidence...

Is this project new? Please say yes... I would hate to think I have overlooked it "Like Forever"...  The errors listed below have been a thorn in my side for quite some time. Ugh, I need to figure out what I am doing incorrectly and how to fix them. I am not even sure if McCreary is the correct spelling, I have seen it as McCrary and then for Patsy Wells, is it Patsey and was her husband Jordan or Jourdan or any of the other spellings.

Error Link FullName Rel. Birth Death Gender Privacy Link Name Rel. Birth Death Gender Privacy Marriage False error Hide 30 days
210 Father was dead before birth

 
McCreary-227 Thomas McCreary Father 1725-00-00 England 1782-00-00 Bedford, Bedford, Virginia Male 60 McCreary-197 Nancy Ely (McCreary) Child 1792-01-07 Claiborne, Tennessee 1856-12-10 Old, Forsyth, North Carolina Female 60     Temp hide
305 Mother too young or not born Wells-8591 Patsy Jordan (Wells) Mother guess 1780-00-00 guess 1824-00-00 Illinois Female 60 Jordan-5691 Elizabeth B King (Jordan) Child 1789-00-00 Wake, North Carolina after 1860-07-00 Darlington, South Carolina Female 60   False Error Temp hide
 
in Genealogy Help by Loretta Corbin G2G6 Pilot (159k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Hi Loretta, excuse my ignorance but how, where, etc is the Data Base Errors Project?  What is it?

To anyone else - am I affected by it?
It now has its own menu item under the profile id menu -> "error report"
glad I am not the only one who is having problems with Project: Data base Errors. hopefully your answers to them will also help me.

2 Answers

+7 votes
Don't worry, It's only a couple of months old, but has become popular quickly.  I've done a few corrections, but I'll do more as I have time.And it'll be around a while.  Looking at the data for the past month, corrections would have a half-life of a couple of years.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (408k points)

The errors listed below have been a thorn in my side for quite some time. Ugh, I need to figure out what I am doing incorrectly and how to fix them. I am not even sure if McCreary is the correct spelling, I have seen it as McCrary and then for Patsy Wells, is it Patsey and was her husband Jordan or Jourdan or any of the other spellings.

Error Link FullName Rel. Birth Death Gender Privacy Link Name Rel. Birth Death Gender Privacy Marriage False error Hide 30 days
210 Father was dead before birth 

 
McCreary-227 Thomas McCreary Father 1725-00-00 England 1782-00-00 Bedford, Bedford, Virginia Male 60 McCreary-197 Nancy Ely (McCreary) Child 1792-01-07 Claiborne, Tennessee 1856-12-10 Old, Forsyth, North Carolina Female 60     Temp hide
305 Mother too young or not born Wells-8591 Patsy Jordan (Wells) Mother guess 1780-00-00 guess 1824-00-00 Illinois Female 60 Jordan-5691 Elizabeth B King (Jordan) Child 1789-00-00 Wake, North Carolina after 1860-07-00 Darlington, South Carolina Female 60   False Error Temp hide 
 

 

+4 votes
Hi Lorretta,

I see that Thomas' death date has been changed so he no longer dies 10 years before his daughter is born. You could set this one to temp hide 30 days now so it doesn't show on anyone else's list and it will drop off when the list is rerun on Monday.

With the 2nd one Elizabeth was born when Patsy was 9 years old, so either Patsy's birth year is wrong or Elzabeth's is, back to checking the sources for those two :)

One of my Swiss surname's has about 10 spelling variants  makes the researching interesting doesn't it :). I'm at Generation 19 with the error checker now, but I'm only connected to the global tree by 1 branch so it makes it a bit easier for me. Once you get through your own errors, you will see errors on tree's you connect to so will need to work with those profile managers to :)
by Paula Dea G2G6 Mach 6 (63.3k points)
how do we connect our tree to the Global tree ?

Your tree is connected, Martha. Basically, that means that some of your ancestors or relatives are related to other people in WikiTree. Documentation of your connection to the global tree is in the item at the bottom of your profile that says "Martha is 26 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 40 degrees from Leonard Cohen, 32 degrees from Bob Dylan, 26 degrees from AJ Jacobs and 25 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Check your connections or find your genealogical relationship with Martha."

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