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Data Error 505: Wrong female gender

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Date: 1 May 2016
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Description of Error - 505: Wrong female gender

Persons with this name are usually female, but this person is defined as male. So probably gender is wrong or name is incorrect.

Content of info column: Empty.

Possible Causes

Wrong gender entered or a name that normally is female..

Action Steps

Correct gender or name or set status of this error as False error. And also add sources that prove the fact.

Error Status

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Technical Stuff

In case of multiple names they are checked as one name, since order of the names is also important. Gender of a name is derived from database by sampling data:

  • If name appears more than 50 times and 97-100% of persons with this name have female gender then gender is supposed to be female for all persons with this name
  • If name appears more than 50 times and 90-97% of persons with this name have female gender and less than 2% have male gender then gender is supposed to be female for all persons with this name

So with entering missing names and correcting false genders, quality of finding wrong gender increases.

Here you can check gender assignment for any name

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On 19 Nov 2018 at 21:51 GMT Monica (Canty) Stinson wrote:

Allice was his name. They probably meant Alex, but the records on Family Search have his name spelled Allice.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 18:50 GMT Richard Cope wrote:

His name was Pearle, the e is masculine. He didn't like it but it is his. Male

On 23 Oct 2016 at 06:27 GMT James Martin wrote:

His name is Joan, He is a Male, NO Mistake  !!!!!

On 18 Aug 2016 at 17:23 GMT Dennis Wheeler wrote:

wrong female gender? is there a correct female gender?

maybe the error is better identified as wrong "male" gender, since the profile in question is male, but the name indicates its likely female.

and maybe instead of "wrong", how about "possible incorrect..."