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Offline Treetotal

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Problems with Ancestry
« on: Thursday 07 March 19 15:09 GMT (UK) »
Is anyone else having problems with Ancestry? The 1911 census is greyed out when I look  ::)
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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 March 19 15:45 GMT (UK) »
Carol, I just tried and mine is OK. I can find my great uncle in 1911 in Co Durham.

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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 March 19 16:03 GMT (UK) »
No problems with the 1911 but it keeps "flipping" over to Ancestry.com on some searches. 

My sub is with Ancestry.co.uk but quite often whilst looking for a BMD etc it will show basic matches with more relevant info blanked out and when I look at the URL  it's showing Ancestry .com

Not an isolated incident - happens at least 2-3 times a day
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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 March 19 16:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks KG and Carole...it's back now but playing up..keeps reverting to USA records  ::)
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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 March 19 07:06 GMT (UK) »
I've been having the same problem with flipping from co.uk (where I have my account) to .com, then being unable to access the info & being inundated with U.S records.

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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 March 19 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Same here. I queried this with them some days ago but no reply as yet.

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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 March 19 09:19 GMT (UK) »
And so do I.  Sometimes when I hit the "Home" button I go to .com.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 March 19 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Their search algorithm also seems to be all over the place. When I’m searching for a marriage in, say, 1880 with a groom and an “exact” spouse surname, I don’t expect/want a list of 18th century land tax assessments!

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Re: Problems with Ancestry
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 March 19 14:16 GMT (UK) »
I seems as long as you keep paying, Ancestry are not bothered. I'm tired of trying to do searches for 16th & 17th century ancestors & being offered details of someone with a similar name in the 1939 register, or worse still, in the 19th or 20th century in America, then being told I can't view it because I don't pay enough (not that I wanted to anyway).