Update Source Description

This example request illustrates how to update a source description. You may need to update the description to add additional information or to correct information that has been added.

XML

Request

POST /platform/sources/descriptions/MMMM-MMM
Content-Type: application/x-gedcomx-v1+xml
Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_HERE

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<gedcomx xmlns="http://gedcomx.org/v1/" xmlns:fs="http://familysearch.org/v1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
    <sourceDescription about="https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9PJ-2JJ" id="MMMM-MMM">
        <citation>
            <value>"United States Census, 1900." database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 17 Mar 2012), Ethel Hollivet, 1900; citing United States Census Office, Washington, D.C., 1900 Population Census Schedules, Los Angeles, California, population schedule, Los Angeles Ward 6, Enumeration District 58, p. 20B, dwelling 470, family 501, FHL microfilm 1,240,090; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 90.</value>
        </citation>
        <title>1900 US Census, Ethel Hollivet</title>
        <note>
            <text>Ethel Hollivet (line 75) with husband Albert Hollivet (line 74); also in the dwelling: step-father Joseph E Watkins (line 72), mother Lina Watkins (line 73), and grandmother -- Lina's mother -- Mary Sasnett (line 76).  Albert's mother and brother also appear on this page -- Emma Hollivet (line 68), and Eddie (line 69).</text>
        </note>
        <attribution>
            <contributor resource="https://familysearch.org/platform/users/agents/123" resourceId="123"/>
            <modified>2015-08-31T09:29:21.784-06:00</modified>
            <changeMessage>This is the change message</changeMessage>
        </attribution>
    </sourceDescription>
</gedcomx>

Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Cache-control: no-transform, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Vary: Accept, Accept-Language, Accept-Encoding, Expect
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:29:21 GMT
Content-type: text/html
Content-length: 0
X-processing-time: 4
Content-location: /platform/sources/descriptions/MMMM-MMM

JSON

Request

POST /platform/sources/descriptions/MMMM-MMM
Content-Type: application/x-gedcomx-v1+json
Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN_HERE

{
  "sourceDescriptions" : [ {
    "id" : "MMMM-MMM",
    "citations" : [ {
      "value" : "\"United States Census, 1900.\" database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 17 Mar 2012), Ethel Hollivet, 1900; citing United States Census Office, Washington, D.C., 1900 Population Census Schedules, Los Angeles, California, population schedule, Los Angeles Ward 6, Enumeration District 58, p. 20B, dwelling 470, family 501, FHL microfilm 1,240,090; citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 90."
    } ],
    "about" : "https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9PJ-2JJ",
    "titles" : [ {
      "value" : "1900 US Census, Ethel Hollivet"
    } ],
    "notes" : [ {
      "text" : "Ethel Hollivet (line 75) with husband Albert Hollivet (line 74); also in the dwelling: step-father Joseph E Watkins (line 72), mother Lina Watkins (line 73), and grandmother -- Lina's mother -- Mary Sasnett (line 76).  Albert's mother and brother also appear on this page -- Emma Hollivet (line 68), and Eddie (line 69)."
    } ],
    "attribution" : {
      "contributor" : {
        "resource" : "https://familysearch.org/platform/users/agents/123",
        "resourceId" : "123"
      },
      "modified" : 1441034962007,
      "changeMessage" : "This is the change message"
    }
  } ]
}

Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Cache-control: no-transform, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Vary: Accept, Accept-Language, Accept-Encoding, Expect
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:29:22 GMT
Content-type: text/html
Content-length: 0
X-processing-time: 1
Content-location: /platform/sources/descriptions/MMMM-MMM