On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 21:02, Nancy Frey <ncanuck(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Today you can add a note at Ancestry and
FamilySearch, but to the best of my knowledge only FreeREG actually
checks the source and makes a correction online.
Don't know about FreeREG corrections but Ancestry's correction system
works for me as much as Ancestry's main system works for me - i.e.
99.9% of the time. (Statistics not to be taken literally!) Ancestry
will *never* replace the original (because it's often a matter of
interpretation, I guess) but add a new, alternative index value, which
can be searched on.
FamilySearch have only very recently started to add correction
facilities to their indexes of Historical Records - the only thing
that can currently be corrected is the name item, whereas Ancestry can
correct birth-places, etc. Not every index has even that facility for
various technical and / or legal reasons. I think that I'm right in
saying that FS corrections are also additional, alternative values. No
doubt other items will follow.