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From: owentagart <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] ATTN: Group too much bad indexing in Drouim
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:59:50 -0500
I would not hold out any hope of that. As long as human beings are doing the recording and transcribing there will be human errars.
In a message dated 11/16/08 19:25:18 Eastern Standard Time, JHostage writes:
I'd LOVE to know WHO did the indexing so that I could give them a piece of
my mind! With all of the errors the index is more frustration than it's worth
... once you are aware of all the transcription errors and "missing
people", it takes less time to try to zero in on a possible area and just hunt for
the person you are seeking -- parish by parish and year by year. Hardly what
we are paying for in ancestry.com.
It isn't that we need to have them "interpret" the misspellings in the
parish records (as the PRDH is able to do). If they had even made any attempt to
transcribe accurately we would be able to figure out that MAINVILLE = MIVILLE
or DRINVILLE = RAINVILLE but they don't even come close in some of their
When I have a date that I want to confirm with the actual record
(particularly for the early years), I can rarely find it in the index even when I am
spelling the names exactly as they are in the document. But going to the parish
records for that date, it is always there. What does that say about the
"completely indexed" claim of ancestry.com? (And their indexing of U.S. records is
not much better!)
HRUMPH! to their sloppy work; they don't deserve access to the Drouin.
(Maybe I've been spoiled by the intelligent indexing in the PRDH; just wish they
went through 1900.
We live in hope. Maybe familysearch.com will have a more intelligent index
to the Drouin some day?
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