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Re: Griffiths Valuation-Ancestry search question
« Reply #36 on: Friday 22 February 19 23:33 GMT (UK) »
Yes and reinforces the need to check original sources rather than sources such as Ancestry.

Griffiths is online in other non-paying places.


http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
https://www.nli.ie/en/griffiths-valuation.aspx

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Re: Griffiths Valuation-Ancestry search question
« Reply #37 on: Saturday 23 February 19 09:09 GMT (UK) »
As promised here is Ancestry's reply

Thank you for contacting Ancestry in regard to incorrect record.

Thank you for bringing this oversight to our attention. We are happy to help.  We always strive to ensure that the information we provide is accurate.  Please note that we generally receive data from outside sources and post it as it was provided to us.  In order to maintain authenticity in our records, we cannot make changes directly to material not created by Ancestry.com.  To make these types of changes, you will need to contact the original creators of this data, have them correct this in their own records and then send this update to us for posting.  We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause.

This looks like a cut and paste standard reply so no joy there.

Translation: Ancestry take no responsibility for the utter BS they post on their site, at a hefty cost to you.
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Re: Griffiths Valuation-Ancestry search question
« Reply #38 on: Saturday 23 February 19 20:37 GMT (UK) »
As promised here is Ancestry's reply

Thank you for contacting Ancestry in regard to incorrect record.

Thank you for bringing this oversight to our attention. We are happy to help.  We always strive to ensure that the information we provide is accurate.  Please note that we generally receive data from outside sources and post it as it was provided to us.  In order to maintain authenticity in our records, we cannot make changes directly to material not created by Ancestry.com.  To make these types of changes, you will need to contact the original creators of this data, have them correct this in their own records and then send this update to us for posting.  We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause.

This looks like a cut and paste standard reply so no joy there.

Translation: Ancestry take no responsibility for the utter BS they post on their site, at a hefty cost to you.

Yes agree and the sad thing is that some never stray from Ancestry, never check the sources, blithely follow and incorporate the hints etc etc.

I am very keen on the online GV with the Place Names tool to find the occupants of a particular townland - found relations, spouses families, neighbours who emigrated etc etc from this. 

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Re: Griffiths Valuation-Ancestry search question
« Reply #39 on: Monday 18 March 19 07:34 GMT (UK) »
With the help of one of my American cousins we think we have found the solution to this.
Where there is the designation 'Senior' against a name (sen), Ancestry's search engine is showing the name as Esquire MD. No idea why but it's obviously a glitch in their program.
We have tried with many name searches over several counties and it seems to be the solution which would account for over fifteen thousand entries returning this title.
No point in telling Ancestry this as they don't listen.
So I'm posting it here in the hope it will be of help to others who encounter this glitch.
O'Brien, Horan, Neary (Co. Roscommon, Co Clare, Shropshire and Wrexham)
Dolan, McGovern, McGrail (Co. Cavan, Co. Leitrim and Worcester USA)