RE: [S-R] Indexing at Family Search Indexing
Thanks for the information on dual data entry.
This is the same process that we used at Blue Cross of Virginia in the late
1970's when health claims were keypunched into the BC computer. Two
operators entered the same batch of claims and the errors were resolved by a
I looked at the preliminary data that is available at the LDS site
And found that in the first 6 PLICHTA records there were 8 mistakes. I am
confident of the errors because I have personally, indexed the same records
for all PLICHTAs.
If they are using a double data entry and verification process, why are
there so many errors in 6 records selected at random/
Frank R. Plichta
"Searching the world for PLICHTAs"
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Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:20 AM
Subject: [S-R] Indexing at Family Search Indexing
I am indexing for the Family Search project and wanted to put in my 2
cents. There have been some questions raised on the quality of the
information you get from the indexed records. The process is a
detailed one, but it can leave room for mistakes especially from very
hard to read handwriting. The plus side is that 2 indexers work on one
set of records. Lets say I have batch 123 and I am indexer A. I have
a counterpart Indexer B working on the same batch. When we are both
finished the data is compared and any time my data differs from my
counterpart an arbitrator goes in to correct the mistake. This way if
there is an error someone gets it right in the beginning.
Can all of us make a mistake? YES! but this process certainly does
cut down on that.
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