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From: marg mcfarlane <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] 1911 Census help
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 10:06:01 -0700
But that's true of any transcribed materials, what one person perceives
may not be the same as what someone else perceives. I am using all the
available transcriptions that I know of to find my people.
Also, you can make changes at Ancestry to the census entry, just the
names for now but more fields will be added later, and the changes will
be added to the entry within a few weeks. So you could change Ohaold to
Oswald, as well as to any other family member's names that you find are
For example, click on the entry for Ohaold Miller and on the page that
comes up, look to the right of the entry where it says Comments and
Corrections, click on that. Now click on Add an alternate name.
On the page that comes up, type in his correct surname and first name
and select the reason that the transcript is incorrect from the
drop-down box, like Transcription Error". In the box below that, type
an explanation, like I have typed for some of mine, "very faint
transcription" which obviously would make it difficult for someone not
familiar with your family names to get it absolutely correct. There are
other choices like Incorrect Original, Nickname, Birth/Maiden Name, Name
So for any of mine that are wrong, I have been using this proof-reading
feature and hopefully, within a few weeks, as they say, these
corrections will be added. I have seen corrections added, much the same
way the proof readers at Auntomated Genealogy add them, on other censi
that Ancestry has so I do know that they do make the
additions/corrections submitted to them.
As for the other fields:
"NOTE: Currently we can only accept submissions for alternate names. We
will soon add fields for alternate places, dates, and more. For now,
please enter ALTERNATE NAMES ONLY.
Other information will NOT be searchable!"
It's understandable that it will take time to get all the
corrections/alternate names added as first, we have to submit them, and
second, people then have to add them to the database. What's wonderful
is that after they are added, the "new" names will be searchable!
Here's an example they give as to why we should add the
"More: Why Add a Correction?
The 1930 Census contains 30,000 occurrences of the first name "Junior".
Many of those personas were known by other names. Share what you know,
to help others find information about their family. It is also helpful
to others to find maiden names or other aliases - but that information
is not found in the census. "
As with any transcription, to err is human....
It's just wonderful to have an additional resource, even though it costs
money to view it, to find our elusive relatives!
They also have added the full registrations for Ontario birth and death
registrations from 1869 onward, the same pages you see on film at the
LDS or Archives, as well as the index only to Ontario marriages 1869 -
1899. I imagine they will be adding the registrations in the future.
Again, you have to have the correct subscription to view these records
but being far from an LDS FHC, for me it's definitely worth the cost!
Marg in Sunny Alberta
>While it seems pretty complete, you will have to contend with their version
>This is the family of Maggie and Thomas Oswald Miller, at the Automated
>Genealogy - 1911 website:
>! Home / 1911 / Ontario / Simcoe East / 19 Tay / page 1
>Line # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
>41 8 Miller Wilford M Head M ? 1875 35
>42 8 Miller Tress F Wife M Aug 1879 32
>43 8 Miller Maggy M. F Daughter S Apr 1899 13
>44 8 Miller Oswald M Son M Jun 1900 10
>45 8 Miller Cathren F Daughter S Feb 1903 8
>46 8 Miller Bruce M Son S Jan 1905 6
>47 8 Brant James M Father in Law W ? ? ?
>48 8 Joseph George M Brother-in-law S May 1884 27
>This is the family at ancestry.com:
>1911 Canada Census
>Name: Ohaold Miller
>Marital Status: Single
>Birth Date: August 1900
>Family Number: 8
>Relation to Head of House: Son
>District: Simcoe East
>District Number: 119
>Sub-District Number: 19
>Place of Habitation: Fesserton
>Census Year: 1911
>Household Members: Name Birth Year
>Willord Miller 1875
>Tress Miller 1879
>Maley M Miller 1896
>Ohaold Miller 1900
>Catherine Miller 1903
>Bruce Miller 1905
>James Brant 1844
>George Joseph 1887
>Ancestry.com. 1911 Canada Census [database online]. Provo, Utah:
>MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada,
>1911. Images are of microfilm reels T-20326 to T-20460. Library and Archives
>Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
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