Saturday, November 02, 2013

Searchable 1921 census, cont'd.

Gillian O'Reilly weighs in:
I enjoyed Charles Levi's  comments on the index-monkeys at Ancestry, having found my great-great-great-uncle Sir Edmund Osler listed as Sister Edmund Osler (it is quite distinctly Sir in the original record).
 They also seem to have trouble capitalizing O'Reilly correctly (O"rielly, spelling due to the original census taker, mangled apostrophe and capital R all Ancestry's responsibility).
More contributions would be welcomed. I suspect we have an OCR machine-reading problem here -- kinda like Spellchek coming up with crazy corrections no human would dream of. Hoping to hear from Ancestry about this soonest.
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