Cemeteries are added all of the time by volunteers. We gather all of our information from volunteer efforts of users all over the world. Unfortunately, some people do not understand and have added in mortuaries or think it is funny to add a cemetery in their home. Typically cemeteries go through a review process. Most of these so called cemeteries are rejected. However, we are given hundreds of cemeteries on a weekly basis, and some of these "fake cemeteries" slip through the cracks. We delete these or merge them into cemeteries when users email them to us through support. We appreciate any efforts by volunteers in local areas to clean up the database and make our system the most accurate of any out there. We are a Utah based company and do not know cemeteries in every community, so volunteers are invaluable in our efforts to be most accurate website out there.
As Anna knows, I do a lot of "Cemetery Cleanup". Usually a session starts with me noticing the kinds of isses you describe. Sometime it is simple like the mortuary tags or peoples houses! Other times it is more complicated, with duplicates under different names,
In reporting such things to Support I have been trying to rather consistent with the messages.
When you open a support ticket, you have the options to be informative in the subject line. I use such phrases as:
Cemetery duplicate - Merge (if both duplicates have records or images)
Empty duplicate - Delete (if the duplicate is empty - no records / images)
Not a cemetery - residential pin - delete
Not a cemetery - funeral home only - delete)
Language error - reset - (for records where the transcriber does not understand or read the language on the stone.
Transcription error - (maybe that record is garbled with another unrelated one that I can't figure out how to solve by myself.)
Linking error - (sometimes an image will have records attached tos it that should not be linked. I can fix some of those, but others need to go to tech staff for fixing.)
Delineation needed - if two cemeteries are so close that they are "capturing" the wrong pins.
Be sure to copy the complete URLS for both the cemetery or the records of concern.
As for misplaced pins and cemetery markers there are some ways you can edit those yourself. If the cemetery pin is ouut in the cornfield or the parking lot, open the "Add Boundary" tab and you can fix the boundary and place the pin the best location.
MAYBE Anna could write a tutorial on how we do these common things.
Glad you asked about this, as there is a never-ending supply of database corrections that can be done by users, so dip your feet in and give it a try.