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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Too-Too Thursday - Family Search Vs Ancestry

 So far the 1940 index score is Family Search 17 and Ancestry 5. And as usual the indexing on Ancestry is being done by trained monkeys or people for whom English is not their first or even second language. Why? Because to find my husband's great grandfather on the 1940 New York census, I had to look for the family he lived with (a granddaughter and her husband) because Michael Kruszka was not indexed.

To redeem themselves Ancestry also released more New York databases which include the 1915 and 1925 state census which had previously been unindexed. Even there I could not find Michael Kruszka or his wife in 1925. Indexed as Kuczka. I had to search by first name only to find them. Oh and the indexer was wrong.

Copyright 2010-2012, ACK for Gene Notes

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