Chances are at some point you have seen where a member of ancestry.com has made a correction to a transcription of a record. That correction has allowed you to locate that record that otherwise you may have never seen. This is a simple task that you can do in a matter of seconds. If you see an obvious error in a transcription, you can suggest what the correct entry should be.
Not only are you helping others, but your kindness may come back to you. By making that correction, you are posting your ancestry.com screen name. Someone who is researching that same ancestor may reach out to you with information you didn’t have before. Making that connection with others is what it’s all about when researching.
There is a notes section that you can add information about the family. You can explain in detail why you know that your suggestion is correct. This will help build your case and make people want to connect with you on this research.
Founder and Principle Researcher at Family History Detective