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Transcription Errors

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 1:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is it just me or is anyone else noticing the numerous transcription errors on this site. I realise that it is a huge task and that errors are inevitable, but some of them are just ludicrous. Apparently one of my ancestors addresses was Arthur Smith! and thats just one. Come on Ancestry, take a bit more care!!!

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 1:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Might that address be from a City Directory? Those are OCR'd, not human transcription.

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 3:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
OCR, that explains a lot!!!!!

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 7:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
The error that is a real NUISANCE is on the 1911 census. I am finding that there are a huge number of fathers being listed as female! Makes a real mess of your tree if you let it!

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 6:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
It has been a problem for years, particularly on the Census pages. How about transcriptions that spell the surname of SNEED as LYNCH? Or the name MARTHA PARKER as WATHA PARDIE or the surname of COLEMAN as CALDON? One county in North Carolina had dozens of SNEEDs in it in 1870 & 1880, but Ancestry didn't have any listed when I looked for them about 3 years ago, I ended up submitting corrections for each of them for those years. Those are just a few of the names I've corrected over the years, but they are by no means the only ones. And yes, as someone else has mentioned, OCR is terrible on this site, one of the worst things I hate is getting a hit for a name like JOHN SMITH, where JOHN is on one section of the page, and SMITH is 20 lines away on the far side of the page, and that's if you are lucky.

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 1 Jul 2013 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1911 Canada [Ontario] census? the one where the Abraham family is listed as...

Aliekin?

Re: Transcription Errors

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have reported this female mistake but it came up again today on three occasions
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