Suggestion 573 FindAGrave - Empty birth date

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Date: 27 Mar 2017
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 573: FindAGrave - Empty birth date

This WikiTree profile has a link to a FindAGrave Memorial with birth date set but the corresponding WikiTree profile has no birth date entered.

To read more on Find A Grave, see Help:Find A Grave.

Content of info column: Birth date used at Find A Grave ex. 18110618


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Possible Causes

No birth date in Wikitree

Action Steps

There are few possible actions:

  • Wrong link to FindAGrave. It is possible that the wrong FindAGrave memorial was identified as a match to the wiki profile. In such case, you can add a link to the correct FindAGrave memorial if it exists. If it doesn't set status to False error.
  • Error in FindAGrave. Mark error as false error.
  • Error in wikitree. Enter the birth date in wikitree and the error should be gone on Monday. FindAGrave gives you a possible birth date, but try to find other sources. If Find A Grave has a gravestone picture then that could be a source for the birth date. If no picture of a gravestone exists on FindAGrave, you can request it there. How to request a grave picture at FindAGrave

Error Status

For each Error you can set status. You can set it as Corrected, Not corrected, False Error, Proposed merge or just add a Comment.

If there are related errors for the profile, you will also see them on status page.

Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

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You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about the Error by posting a question in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error, add tag data_doctors and db_error_573.

Technical Stuff

All identified links to FindAGrave are compared to profile data. Link is identified by extracting memorial number from link, template or text Memorial #

Comparison is done by following rules:

  • If name is exactly the same, it is considered a match.
  • If it is a small difference, dates are also compared and if they are the same within 1 year, it is considered a match.
  • If it is a medium difference, dates are also compared and if they are exactly the same, it is considered a match.
  • If none of the conditions apply it is considered not identified.

All profiles where profile matches memorial on FindAGrave are checked for missing birth date. This is checked only if there is a birth date entered on FindAGrave.

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