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From: "Alan Nelson" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] 1911 census
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:54:51 -0000
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If it is a item you cannot change I add something in comments box especially
if spouse cannot be traced usually because crossmatching reference is wrong
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2011 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Ess] 1911 census


> Hi Keith,
>
> The rational they give for not changing names, but rather adding an
> alternative, is so that those who have found someone with the erroneous
> transcription won't lose them again.
>
> Sounds like rubbish to me, but that is what they say.
>
> I to always add my own corrections where possible, having done my first
> for the 1911 census yesterday. My great granda was not born in Ludlow
> Staffs, but Lucknow Staffs. (This is for a Northumberland entry)
>
> Cheers
> Steve
>
> On 11/12/2011 03:29, ListMail wrote:
>> One would have to wonder how Ancestry can take the databases from FreeBMD
>> and change the spelling of a registration district. Rather sloppy work.
>> The
>> FreeBMD entry for on Ancestry Holbron I checked reads as Holborn.
>>
>> I have long since given up trying to get Ancestry to change transcription
>> errors as they appear not to be interested in doing so. Where I can I add
>> my
>> interpretation to entries I consider wrong to assist others.
>>
>> Keith Wellington
>>
>>
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