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Data Error 578: FindAGrave - Different death date

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Date: 27 Mar 2017
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Description of Error - 578: FindAGrave - Different death date

This WikiTree profile has a death date that is different from the death date at FindAGrave.

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

Possible Causes

Death 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 this wikiprofile. In such case, you can add a link to the correct FindAGrave memorial if it exists. If it doesn't exist, set status to False error.
  • Error in FindAGrave. Mark the error as a false error. Please explain in the Research Notes of the WikiTree profile that you have a difference in death dates and why you think that the WIkiTree death date is correct.
  • Error in wikitree. Correct the death date in wikitree and the error should be gone on Monday. FindAGrave gives you a possible death date but try to find other sources. If Find A Grave has a gravestone picture then that could be a source for a death 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.

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

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On 5 Oct 2018 at 21:40 GMT Jerry Loux wrote:

Sabina, my great great, grandmother, died within 3 weeks after her husband Ephraim, died. She passed October 19,1927 as inscribed on her headstone at Schoeneck God's Acre near Nazareth, PA