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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Too-Too Thursday - Them or Me?

I am using (I wrote this a couple weeks ago) GenSmarts to help me locate people on the New York 1915 and 1925 census. In searching using soundex to look for Joseph Schwartz in 1915 in Lancaster, NY, I'm coming up with a big fat ZERO.  So I looked for just Joseph. Nada. Amelia Schwartz. Nope. Just Amelia. Bingo. She is listed as Schwarz - soundex didn't work with the absence of the 't.' And Joseph was there, but indexed as Jaseph. And the actual 1915 census page? Joseph Schwartz. Another case of really crappy indexing. When will Ancestry.com learn that their method doesn't work.

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