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Offline KGarrad

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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 October 20 08:24 BST (UK) »
In reply to the op

It seems that some people may put too much faith that the software on Ancestry can churn out.
I have an Ancestry tree that I am well aware contains errors but do not know to rectify them.

Apparently, I have a great uncle that died at Taplow, Saskatchewan.
There was I living under the misapprehension that it was a village near Maidenhead.

That happens when you fail to add county and country to a place name.
Remember Ancestry is a US software, and defaults to US places.

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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 01 October 20 08:43 BST (UK) »
Jackie
Why don't you put the information here and perhaps a Rootschatter can help you

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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 01 October 20 09:24 BST (UK) »
I think KGaradís post explains the reason why.
Presently, I am not too fussed about the errors.
When I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with, or find some other reason to try and get things sorted, if I canít get it fixed I will almost certainly ask for advice on this great forum.
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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 October 20 15:25 BST (UK) »
In reply to the op

It seems that some people may put too much faith that the software on Ancestry can churn out.
I have an Ancestry tree that I am well aware contains errors but do not know to rectify them.

Apparently, I have a great uncle that died at Taplow, Saskatchewan.
There was I living under the misapprehension that it was a village near Maidenhead.

That happens when you fail to add county and country to a place name.
Remember Ancestry is a US software, and defaults to US places.

I've had an issue with locations changing to the similarly named American places.  The first time I spotted it I thought I'd made an error with the pull down box when entering the info on Ancestry.  However I fixed it and the errors and the problem came back.  I thought I was losing it, so when I fixed it again I screen shotted it and sure enough the error returned.  And yes I made sure I had it in the format town, county, country.  I don't have time and it's not interesting to go through my tree every day to see if there are new errors so at any one time there could be any number of such errors in my Ancestry tree.
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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 October 20 16:41 BST (UK) »
... and so say all of us, PharmaT! I too have had relatives translated to the USA and Australia, by that wonderful organisation Ancestry!
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Re: An unexpected find!
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 October 20 21:24 BST (UK) »
My family find the story amusing.
I don't use ancestry normally - I find their assumptions annoying. I must admit that I have got a reply to each of my messages in the last couple of weeks whether the response was helpful or not.
Jackie :)
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