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A Disturbing Development Inre Source Document Data

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Re: A Disturbing Development Inre Source Document Data

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Mar 2013 1:32PM GMT
"I haven't seen this new ALTERNATE FORM in other db's, however I don't use every db in Ancestry's collection."

Hopefully this exchange will preclude any expansion of "alternate category" submission options to any other databases pending ACOM's reconsideration of this entire "alternate data" enchilada.

While other databases have not (to my knowledge) been subjected to the alternate data submission siren call apparently imposed upon the Drouin Collection, it is a fact that at least one entry in the 1910 US Federal Census index has made an "alternate data" submission the default "name" entry. The breadth of this spurious and radical change in the attachment/citation building process to other indexes is unknown at this point...and worrisome.

BTW, my "hand-wringing" reference was solely directed at senseless "transcription error" angst, a distinction some are apparently failing to grasp. As to the "alternate data" issue, I can and will "hand-wring" with the best of 'em.
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jwardh 16 Mar 2013 5:45AM GMT 
BrklynBridge 16 Mar 2013 6:30AM GMT 
daciodan 16 Mar 2013 3:29PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 16 Mar 2013 7:12PM GMT 
dedted29 21 Mar 2013 7:12PM GMT 
scwbcm 21 Mar 2013 7:21PM GMT 
MissLeading 21 Mar 2013 7:27PM GMT 
dedted29 21 Mar 2013 8:09PM GMT 
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