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Name of birthplace help

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Re: Name of birthplace help

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 12:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
FindMyPast has Gavin (42) and Agnes (37) both as born Newmilns.

Alas FMP, like Ancestry, can have transcription errors too.
On this 1871 census FMP has Gavin as Garin - Ancestry has Gavin as Gani.
Quantity over quality comes to mind.

It's always best to look at the original pages if possible.
I often use Ancestry & FMP if I can't easily find a family on Scotlandspeople.
They are useful in that both can be searched using a forename only, age etc.
Once I've found who I think are the correct family I go to SP.

Though sometimes you then have to play about to see what SP has them indexed as!
But it's usually correct - certainly they have far fewer errors.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ConverGirl 11 Feb 2013 2:41PM GMT 
jecroft 11 Feb 2013 2:59PM GMT 
imitchel 11 Feb 2013 5:19PM GMT 
JoyceHN 11 Feb 2013 6:43PM GMT 
paisleyjack1 11 Feb 2013 7:38PM GMT 
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