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Ancestry Death Indexes

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Re: Ancestry Death Indexes

Posted: 4 Apr 2013 9:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm relieved that someone else has encountered this problem.

The Australia Death Index 'About' information page suggests it is supposed to be complete. The index is not included in the list of World Archive Project that are in progress.

I used the 'Get Help' function to ask whether there is a whole body of data yet to be indexed. As an example, I pointed out that no deaths were recorded in Victoria from 1940 to 1960 for common surnames such as Lawson, Lewis, Martin, Mitchell, Miller and McDonald. In response I received a generic email with links to "helpful articles that explain how you can search for your ancestors using alternate spelling" and how to report transcription errors.

It appears that a big chunk of data has been overlooked. Like me, you will probably have to use alternative research methods such as Trove or Cemetery Records.

It would be great if anyone else could shed some light as this is a very frustrating issue.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dj72green 5 Feb 2013 11:54PM GMT 
Darren O'Shan... 4 Apr 2013 3:29PM GMT 
carrolljm13 11 Apr 2013 11:47PM GMT 
Darren O'Shan... 12 Apr 2013 5:04AM GMT 
dj72green 12 Apr 2013 6:45AM GMT 
Darren O'Shan... 16 Apr 2013 12:55PM GMT 
Simba2014 16 Apr 2013 4:05AM GMT 
warncoort1 16 Apr 2013 7:30AM GMT 
Darren O'Shan... 16 Apr 2013 12:28PM GMT 
Darren O'Shan... 16 Apr 2013 12:24PM GMT 
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