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From: "Mike More" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] missing 1861 census entries
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:14:15 -0400
In-Reply-To: <BLU0-SMTP205BE20D178016B7C95EDFA73D0@phx.gbl>


Ancestry also has a spot where you can enter corrections to names, so that
the next person doesn't have to go through the same thing.

Mike More




-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Bonnie Ostler
Sent: June 18, 2009 7:05 AM
To:
Subject: [ONTARIO] missing 1861 census entries


For anyone researching in London Township, the 1861 census transcription
recently put on Ancestry.ca may not answer your questions.

It is particularly frustrating because half the 1851 census for London Twp
is missing.

I had hoped that the images could be sufficiently enhanced for transcribers
to read some of the badly faded pages. That has certainly been the case on
the FreeREG transcription project in England with which I am involved.
Unfortunately, because the Ontario 1861 transcribers were unfamiliar with
the names, several entries for my ancestors do not appear on Ancestry that I
was able to read on my own. Due to the poor condition of the 1861 film
there are also moretranscription errors than usual.

If your ancestor was living in London Twp 1861 it would be worth your time
to examine the microfilm yourself.

Bonnie

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