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Data Error 575: FindAGrave - Different birth date

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Date: 27 Mar 2017
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 575: FindAGrave - Different birth date

This WikiTree profile has a birth date that is different than the birth date at FindAGrave.

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

Possible Causes

Birth date in Wikitree or FindAGrave is wrong.

Action Steps

There are few possible actions:

  • Wrong link to FindAGrave. It is possible, that wrong FindAGrave memorial was identified as a match to the wikiprofile. 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. Please explain in the Research Notes of the WikiTree profile that you have a difference in birth dates and why you think the WIkiTree birth date is correct.
  • Error in wikitree. Correct the birth date in wikitree and the error should be gone on Monday. FindAGrave shows 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 no picture of the 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

You can read what other people have asked here db_error_575.

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_575.

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 different birth date. This is checked only if there is a birth date entered on FindAGrave.

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