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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #198 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Not a transcription but an entry next to a child that belonged to the second wife of one of my ancestors quote basted child of wife. Obviously he had strong feelings about this child all the others are listed as scholar except this poor girl aged 8. Sadly the wife died the following year and I can find no trace of the unfortunate daughter.
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #199 on: Friday 09 February 18 11:13 GMT (UK) »
Jemima Crumpler transcribed as Fanina Oompler.

Love this.  Oompler is an amazing surname - very creative!  Made me laugh.  I had Edward Thomas written as Edward Alassa.  The guy couldn't write very well, but at least was trying to sign for himself!
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Scotland: Lightbody, Graham, Knox
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #200 on: Sunday 18 March 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Because the databases are making searches harder to take on longer ...it can be a good idea to find some info elsewhere first. Especially when one needs a last name that is a first name.  Family Search was usually pretty good, but lately there is a lot of garbage in, garbage out...
I have found this in other batch files before, & wonder if it the same person. Why did they bother doing this for free? Sabotage rather than help? Useless
a whole batch file is nothing but first names duplicated as last names...adding an "s" or whatever they felt like doing at the moment...SAINT ALKMUND, SHREWSBURY,  First names also often sketchy so you know they're bad as well. Out of over 19,000 entries, this is a lot of errors...
Thomas John  - father: John Lee
Ales Walkins - father: Walkin Yenn
Abraham Abraham  - father: Abraham Phillips
Marther Adman - father: Admon Gitins
Hughe Harrys Rogers - father: Roger Harris
Margaret Oliver  - father: Olifer Griffies
John Benge - father: Benj Powel
Hesketh Thomas - father: Thos Barrow
Samuell Isaac - father: Isaack Phillips
Samuel Edwards - father: Edward Allcoks
John Thomas -father: Thos Gadd
Not their fault but they should have just deleted it after it was reported, as it is all useless, unless only a mother listed. Maybe surnames Jane & Harriet didn't work for them.
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #201 on: Tuesday 04 June 19 16:52 BST (UK) »
Willheluraia Farbs on Anc 1891 England

Wilhelmina Forbes (clear as day)

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

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, Cumming, MacPhee

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #202 on: Sunday 16 June 19 21:44 BST (UK) »
This one's from Find My Past
Mary Cattell born in Preston Bagot. The birthplace was transcribed as Preston bay of war!
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #203 on: Monday 17 June 19 13:24 BST (UK) »
This one's from Find My Past
Mary Cattell born in Preston Bagot. The birthplace was transcribed as Preston bay of war!
Well there was a battle in Preston, Lancs. in 1716.
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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #204 on: Monday 17 June 19 13:41 BST (UK) »
There's a thread on the Angus forum about a family whose spelling variants are mind-boggling
McAtasney 1865
McIntassney 1867
McIntusney 1869
McIntosh 1871
McIntasney 1871, 1873, 1876, 1901
Turney 1881
Tosney 1888
Toshney 1891, 1906
Tosmey 1901
I haven't seen all the originals so I can't say whether the variants are in the originals or just in the indexes/transcriptions. And I have not even attempted to look for them in A******y.
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #205 on: Saturday 09 November 19 10:25 GMT (UK) »
1871 Mary Woslerop - should be Westwick.  Next line in household: John Leaman Woslerop - should be John Leonard Roe (Raw)

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Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« Reply #206 on: Wednesday 05 February 20 13:36 GMT (UK) »
An announcement in the Belfast News-Letter gave the death of a relative of mine in Co. Londonderry.  fAnciestree transcribed that as London, Englandderry.
Oh, and that issue of the newspaper was supposedly published six months before he died.
They should be forced by law to put a warning on every page:
"This web site can seriously damage the health of your family tree".

No direct connection, but I'd like to warn you about a person with user name 'madaboutgenealogy'.  She claims to be a professional genealogist, but is just another who cobbles together a tree from that web site's moronic transcripts and index entries, without bothering to look at the images of the original documents or to check other sources.  Just how mad can genealogy make one, I wonder?
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds