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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 14 May 16 01:55 BST (UK) »
One day soon they will get computers to perform transcribing.  They will probably be more accurate than human transcribers.

Not read any further posts on this thread but this is already happening....computer generated transcriptions which has been mentioned previously on RC.

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 14 May 16 02:02 BST (UK) »
Jemima Crumpler transcribed as Fanina Oompler.

 ;D  ;D.....I doubt anyone would have found that with the "variants" option either  ???

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 14 May 16 16:27 BST (UK) »
I think I found her via her husband Thomas, at least that was transcribed correctly!

I've just found a Mary transcribed as Wavy on FindMyPast.

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Jemima Crumpler transcribed as Fanina Oompler.

 ;D  ;D.....I doubt anyone would have found that with the "variants" option either  ???

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KENT:
Stutely - Wittersham & Stone
Padgham - Wittersham
Wanstall - Northbourne
Taylor - Ringwould & Ash
Skinner - Deal
Bushell - Walmer
Spain - Walmer
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Cohen - Birmingham


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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 14 May 16 17:15 BST (UK) »
I was looking for a birth earlier on the Anc BMD's and dismissed one from Stroud, Gloucestershire but I couldn't find what I was looking for in Kent.  So I opened up the Stroud one to find somebody had corrected it to Strood, Kent 10 months ago and it still hasn't been amended.

No wonder we can't find people at times!!
Williams, Owens, Pritchard, Povall, Banks, Brown.

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 14 May 16 17:32 BST (UK) »
I was looking for a birth earlier on the Anc BMD's and dismissed one from Stroud, Gloucestershire but I couldn't find what I was looking for in Kent.  So I opened up the Stroud one to find somebody had corrected it to Strood, Kent 10 months ago and it still hasn't been amended.

No wonder we can't find people at times!!

Ancestry don't change their transcription errors,they just add a suggested amendments to the record.
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 14 May 16 17:40 BST (UK) »
I was looking for a birth earlier on the Anc BMD's and dismissed one from Stroud, Gloucestershire but I couldn't find what I was looking for in Kent.  So I opened up the Stroud one to find somebody had corrected it to Strood, Kent 10 months ago and it still hasn't been amended.

No wonder we can't find people at times!!

Ancestry don't change their transcription errors,they just add a suggested amendments to the record.

Really?!!  Even when they have the whole place name wrong!!!  :o
Williams, Owens, Pritchard, Povall, Banks, Brown.

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 14 May 16 19:04 BST (UK) »
I'll need to go and check if there are still examples of Birmingham, West riding, Yorkshire on Ancestry.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 14 May 16 20:52 BST (UK) »
I'll need to go and check if there are still examples of Birmingham, West riding, Yorkshire on Ancestry.

As I understand it, if there was before, then they'll still be there.

What you really want to check is: for a record that someone has added a correction to Warwickshire, that it is picked up by a search with Warwickshire as an exact keyword.
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #35 on: Monday 13 June 16 16:47 BST (UK) »
Here's one I turned up today, indexed by FamilySearch as LAYLUTORE.  The correct surname is pretty clear to me, but it's also clear that no amount of soundex or look-alike would ever find it in the index.  Answers on a postcard please ....
Tarr, Tydeman, Liversidge, Bartlett, Young