Richard, instead of critisizing, why don't you try to help get Genis database correct.
Do you know when Beatrice was born?
Do you know when Beatrice died?
Do you know when her parents live and their names?
Do you know who her husbands were and when they were married?
Do you know when her children were born and who were their father?
If you don't have any new knowledge to about this person (Beatrice) then why are you commenting?
It wasn't to hard to find something!
Erica, I did't intend for my commrnt to be critical. The title was meant to be a humorous attention getter. Upon furture refection I can see how others would view it differently.
Remi, The answer to all your questions is no. I was a history major so I notice when dates don't match but I never studied European history. I made the comment to point out an error so that others could research the information, as Eldon Clark has done. Was it important to point out the discrepancy, No, If a hundred or a thousand people add this to thier tree it won't matter. Since most of the source material on the internet are other tree's they are already full off errors. Example: Thousands of people on Ancestry.com list the place of death of thier relatives asY,Somme,France. This place had a population of 86 people in 2006 and it's never been much larger. The problem is in the solfware, when you enter "Y' for yes when it asks if the person is dead, it list the place of death as Y,Somme. My comment about Beatrice was the first time I have ever left a comment on any site so I didn't know I had to have the answer to the problem before commenting.
Like you, I have a tendency to speak up when I see something that doesn't make sense. Partly out of curiosity, partly because I just like things to be orderly!
My sister, who studied communications as part of her business degree, has finally gotten me to see that a comment without a solution is often seen as a complaint. It's just the way we tend to interpret things as human beings.
Whether it's a business or a social setting, or in an online group, my sis says that if I'll slow down for a moment and think up a possible solution, and then phrase my comment as a question, I'll often get better reception from others. For instance, "Would it make more sense to annotate the file as probably erroneous until further research can be done?"
Whatever! I totally get what you were doing, but I see my sister's point, too, and I've found that her approach generally works better for me. FWIW, YMMV!!!
Now I got your joke!
In my volunteer efforts "cleaning the tree" we had a running gag for a while on the most improbable GEDCOM profiles, and how they came about.
My favorite explanation was that Y for yes, is deceased, got transposed to the location field, and then "read" by some old database to match the shortest place name; Y, Somme, France.
So the quick fix would be to change it to the opposite, the longest place name in that file. Do you know that location? Hint: its in Wales. :)
Karl Halvor Wollan :-P to your comment about our detour! /grin
That's such a delightful name! I've never heard it and I sure wish I could hear someone pronounce it! I had to check with Google and I found out that there's one place name that's longer:
It's in New Zealand!