03 April 2009

Corrections at Ancestry.com

When I see an error at Ancestry.com, I usually take the time to report it. Sometimes I do this just because I might want to find the item again and I would like for others to be able to find it as well. I never keep track of how long it takes for these corrections to be "updated," although Ancestry.com sends a notice when that has happened.

I noticed that my uncle Eielt Janssen Ufkes was indexed in the World War I Draft cards at Ancestry.com as Eielt James. I made the correction. I have no idea how long ago it was submitted, but today I got an email that it had been added. I'm glad that Ancestry.com is adding corrections, but I'm not certain why it takes so long.



Blogger Darlene said...

I made a few corrections to the transcriptions on Ancestry. I called them breadcrumbs. They worked! One of my 2nd cousins found me last year.

btw I see your Salt Lake City trips are still going. glad to see it. Darlene S. A member of your inaugural Salt Lake trip in 2006.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

I do the same thing, Michael. Sometimes, I have more knowledge about how the surnames in an area were spelled than the transcriber and, therefore, can tell what the spelling is. I feel this will be a help to others who may not be as familiar with an area and the spelling variations. Plus, some of the transcriptios are jusst pitiful.

1:59 PM  

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