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Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« on: Wednesday 05 June 19 12:23 BST (UK) »
Working on a Tree on Ancestry for people in Inch, Co Wexford.

All the people have been entered as being from Inch, Co Wexford.

No mention of anyone with any connection at any time to Co. Cork!


Ancestry now gives me a Map location for Inch in Co. Cork... AND then adds Auto-text and Map for Co. Cork GARBAGE (as marked).

How can I get rid of the Garbage please?? 

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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 12:54 BST (UK) »
You have to delete and start again maybe type Inch at beginning AFTER youve typed county.

Those blooming auto fills often sneak up and give american addresses instead of UK ones even Wales USA
Or Scotland USA can come up
You can acroll down for options but clicking on correct choice is sometimes tricky

Or just put ireland and copy  in details that you know ARE correct from a hint ..another members tree or a document.

Good luck
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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 13:23 BST (UK) »
The thing is :)

It is every entry on the Persons Page that affects where they are!!!! 

Yesterday I was cursing that someone was placed in DORSET   -- when they were actually Anstey Leics.

Now that was MY fault .... as per... :(   :-X   Because I lazily put Leics.. Not LEICESTERSHIRE  and therefore there must be an Anstey In Dorset.

HOWEVER

When I checked it all out it was half way down the page of their 'facts' NOT the actual main fact..

Is that comprehensible??  -- I doubt it..

will add a pic ----

as you can see I must have NOT filled in Leicestershire properly for the sibling..

SO my fault..

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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 13:54 BST (UK) »
Got rid of Autotext.... but still have Map!

Didn't have to change anyone's details.  Can live with Map as Cork isn't mentioned for anyone  ;D
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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 14:10 BST (UK) »
You have to delete and start again maybe type Inch at beginning AFTER youve typed county.

Those blooming auto fills often sneak up and give american addresses instead of UK ones even Wales USA
Or Scotland USA can come up
You can acroll down for options but clicking on correct choice is sometimes tricky

Or just put ireland and copy  in details that you know ARE correct from a hint ..another members tree or a document.

Good luck

Only from Civil Registrations and gravestones!   ;D

Yes, one person mentioned on 2 headstone has different date to other, so Death Registration used.

All others will be also checked for accuracy.  Dates on grave markers aren't written in stone   ;D

Tree set to "Private" so no one can steal and manipulate/corrupt it.
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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 22:21 BST (UK) »
Well done for finding a solution you can live with .

Im scared to check life stories now ...
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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 22:32 BST (UK) »
Well done for finding a solution you can live with .

Im scared to check life stories now ...

Don't like it anyway...telling me someone was three when the sister was born etc. I know as I just entered his Birth!!!  and putting in someone was 12 when the Battle of Travalgar took place and putting a photo in.

Swamping a person's page with trivia!!

As for the "Geographically Challenged" person who thinks the only Inch in Ireland is in Cork....  no comment!   ;D
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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 June 19 04:37 BST (UK) »

Tree set to "Private" so no one can steal and manipulate/corrupt it.

I've yet to have anyone corrupt my public Ancestry tree.
Farrell  - Ayrshire
Cairns - Ayrshire
McCann - Ayrshire
Brown - Ayrshire
Petty - Yorkshire, Durham
Lucas - Staffordshire, Durham
Whitaker - Yorkshire
Thackrah - Yorkshire
Stephenson - Durham
Marshall - Yorkshire
Walker - Staffordshire, Southland New Zealand
McCullough -  Antrim, Southland New Zealand,
Cavanagh - Galway, Southland New Zealand
Anthony - Tipperary, Southland New Zealand
Bath - Cornwall, Tasmania, Southland
Brungot - Alesund, Norway; Southland
Bonthron - Fifeshire, Southland

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Re: Give them 1 Inch and they take over....grrrrrr
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 June 19 15:58 BST (UK) »
The Stories thing on Ancestry is awful. It can't cope with most addresses, usually placing them in the USA, despite specifying another country. Often it will place USA addresses in the wrong part of the USA!
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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