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Posted by Donald Brett on 27/9/2019, 1:40 pm
I would like to encourage readers to make use of the 'Report an Error' facility when an incorrect transcription is found in the Index to the Devon Parish Register images. I can assure you that a correction will be made by the Findmypast staff, usually with in a few days where appropriate. When an entry in a Register is very badly transcribed it would obviously only be found by chance or by having to examine a whole list of at first unlikely-looking names such that it may appear as if the entry has not in fact been Indexed at all. I can demonstrate by a couple of recent examples that have now been corrected on the website. In one case the surname 'Frost' was mis-transcribed as 'Croft'. In a more puzzling case, twin children were transcribed as Susanah and John 'Daund' with the father's First Name 'Shapter'. This looked odd and on inspection of the Image it was clear that the father was 'David Shapley' so the David was mis-transcribed as the surname 'Daund'. I would not disagree that this adds an interesting extra investigative element to our study !