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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #171 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:26 BST (UK) »
My son-in-law's distant ancestor George Bdrzggs was born in Robingwoods Bay, according to the 1901 index.  Not one of the 8 hints from Ancestry was an accurate transciption, though to be fair his father being recorded as Jothan Knaggs in 1851 was enumerator error.

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #172 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 23:29 BST (UK) »
And actually now I've transcribed it wrong; it was George Bzrdggs 😀

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #173 on: Saturday 12 August 17 01:36 BST (UK) »
I was looking at a UK Census for my great grandparents and they weren't on the page that the image showed! The transcribed information listed page 20, but the image was page 21.

I couldn't figure out how to find the census that I could scroll through, so finally I did a search with no name filled in, just the same street name and a house number just before those I was looking for, and ta da!!! there was my family!

I wanted to look at the image, because sometimes there is more information than is transcribed.


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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #174 on: Saturday 12 August 17 05:01 BST (UK) »
If you use the back button it might take you back to the the right entry

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #175 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 03:39 BST (UK) »
Crozier (with a big loopy "z") transcribed as Quinn.


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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #176 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 22:53 BST (UK) »
Not only Ancestry......I have my 3x great grandfather's baptism from the National Archives, he is named as William Magitimate. On the baptism record from Lincs to the Past, he is William, illegitimate. :o

That's a shocker but it made me laugh  ;D

Some of mine are:

Caper - Capes

Boviel - Borrell

Bucknole - Bucknall

Place of birth Alford, Lincs.....should have been Salford, Lancs.

And Trunter's Assistant  should have read Fruiterer's Assistant  ;D

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #177 on: Sunday 24 September 17 05:16 BST (UK) »
Looked like Teelops to me!  Hector - heavens - how did you ever work it out
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #178 on: Monday 25 September 17 03:05 BST (UK) »
Ursula Clough daughter of Phillipe baptised 1605 Welford on Avon, transcribed as Birtnla Olongh daughter of Thilliye. :o  While I accept that the "u" letters could be misread for "n", that really is a poor attempt at transcription.
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #179 on: Monday 25 September 17 17:53 BST (UK) »
My son-in-law's distant ancestor George Bdrzggs was born in Robingwoods Bay, according to the 1901 index.  Not one of the 8 hints from Ancestry was an accurate transciption, though to be fair his father being recorded as Jothan Knaggs in 1851 was enumerator error.
Guessing the POB was actually Robin Hoods Bay (North Yorks) :)
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