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A Disturbing Development Inre Source Document Data

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A Disturbing Development Inre Source Document Data

Posted: 8 Mar 2013 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Mar 2013 6:13AM GMT
In some recent research, I began to notice a peculiar occurrence. At first I thought it was some type of anomaly, but now I'm beginning to wonder.

Rather than incorporating data as recorded by the enumerator in an original census document, the ACOM attachment/citation building process is now substituting index-generated alternate data in its place. This is a HORRIBLE development...and I don't know what to make of it.

Here's an example...

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex...

The enumerator recorded "J. C. Daggs" as the name entry.

Try attaching that individual into one of your trees as a new entry and see what you get. I'm all ears here.

Updated to better link

Update (3/10 11 AM) - The problem is apparently being caused by the introduction of a new option in the new source attachment mechanism. You can now select, where provided, either the document content as recorded or alternate content (however submitted and designated) as the data to be imported into your tree.

This new ACOM sourcing/citation option is, IMHO, potentially disastrous for the integrity of ACOM data-based citations from this point forward.

At the least, where alternate data is cited, any resulting citation should CLEARLY be re-labeled as to its source.

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SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrklynBridge 8 Mar 2013 10:35PM GMT 
McComberdesce... 8 Mar 2013 10:47PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 8 Mar 2013 10:58PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 8 Mar 2013 11:01PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 8 Mar 2013 10:56PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 8 Mar 2013 11:01PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 8 Mar 2013 11:04PM GMT 
debbiealogy 8 Mar 2013 11:00PM GMT 
BrklynBridge 8 Mar 2013 11:20PM GMT 
debbiealogy 8 Mar 2013 11:40PM GMT 
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