Why can't I fix indexing or transcription errors?

On FamilySearch.org, you can now correct transcription errors for many of the collections on our site. Here are a few common reasons why you may not be able to correct a transcription error that you find.

  • As of March 2020, the capability to edit incorrect dates and places may depend on language, location, and the collection where the record is stored. If you are unable to edit a date or place, please be patient. The capability is forthcoming. 
  • Some of the indexed records on FamilySearch.org do not have a corresponding image that can be used to validate the correction.
  • FamilySearch may not own the index, and our agreement with the index owner may not allow for user-submitted corrections.

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