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Data Error 574: FindAGrave - Imprecise birth date

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Date: 27 Mar 2017
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Description of Error - 574: FindAGrave - Imprecise birth date

These WikiTree profiles have a birth date but the birth date at FindAGrave is more exact

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

Possible Causes

The birth date in WikiTree is entered approximately such as a year only.

Action Steps

There are few possible actions:

  • Wrong link to FindAGrave. It is possible, that the wrong FindAGrave memorial was matched to the WikiTree profile. In such a case, you can add a link to the correct FindAGrave memorial in the WikiTree profile if it exists. If you are unable to find the correct memorial, set the status to False error.
  • Error in FindAGrave. Sometimes Find A Grave shows the wrong dates either because of data entry errors, or perhaps a mistake in the engraving of the tombstone. Mark the error as a false error. Also, you might make a comment on the Find A Grave memorial that there is an error.
  • Error in WikiTree. Correct 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 a birth date. If there is no picture of a gravestone 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

You can read what other people have asked here db_error_574.

You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about this Error by posting a questions in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error add tag data_doctors and db_error_574.

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 of the profiles where a profile matches a memorial on FindAGrave are checked for an imprecise birth date. This is checked only if there is a birth date entered on FindAGrave.

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