Why can't I fix indexing or transcription errors?

Here are a few common reasons why you cannot correct a transcription error that you find.

  • As of March 2020, the capability to edit incorrect dates and places can depend on language, location, and the collection. If you are unable to edit a date or place, please be patient. The capability is coming. 
  • Some of the indexed records on FamilySearch.org lack a corresponding image. We use the image to validate corrections.
  • FamilySearch does not own the index, and our agreement with the index owner does not allow for user-submitted corrections.

How do I fix indexing or transcription errors in historical records?

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