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Getting confused with different sites...

Getting confused with different sites...

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Why is it that I am finding some family history on 'Find my past' and 'Family search', but not on 'Ancestry.co.UK'? It's confusing the hell out of me! any reason?

Re: Getting confused with different sites...

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Perhaps you could explain?

Regards

Sandra

Re: Getting confused with different sites...

Posted: 23 Jun 2013 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2013 12:37AM GMT
No site has ALL data,you need to mix and match.Is there an OPC for the county,local FHS etc??

Re: Getting confused with different sites...

Posted: 24 Jun 2013 3:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2013 3:21AM GMT
Basically, because they are three different entities: Findmypast and Ancestry UK are through private companies, while FamilySearch is through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There may be SOME sources that all 3 have in common (if so, check to see if the data matches on all 3. Sometimes one site may index the same record differently because the transcriber reads the handwriting differently). Other databases are proprietary to that particular site. No one site will have all the answers.
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