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Bad database information: US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File 1850-2010 (added recently to Ancestry database)

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Bad database information: US Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File 1850-2010 (added recently to Ancestry database)

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 1:20PM GMT
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http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2441

This above file is completely unreliable. I have contacted Ancestry twice about this but it still remains up and active. It should be thoroughly distrusted for accuracy. Go to the site and do not enter anything except a birth year. Enter 1855 +/- 5 years and watch what comes up. You will notice that pretty well all of them lived well past 100 years of age, many dying at age 127 years and older. I doubt they found the key to excessive longevity. It would be nice if a number of us complained about this as many will just blithely add this information to their public trees and further compromise the accuracy of their family history.
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midge1249 27 Nov 2011 8:20PM GMT 
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