Comments on: US Content Survey Results http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=recently-completed-survey The official blog of Ancestry.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:28:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Sharronhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-15617 Sharron Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:58:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-15617 Will you be getting records from Puerto Rico anytime soon. Work I am trying to do is very difficult, with trying to get copies of records from there at this time. Any insight would be welcome.

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By: duane millshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-11232 duane mills Sun, 25 May 2008 08:53:53 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-11232 I think Ancestry.com databases and census records are wonderful, but just looking at your individual trees and one world tree are enough to make me log off. Anceestry.com´s trees can not be taken seriously without some method of “peer review”. I constantly note entries I personally know to be incorrect or where children are born after parents are dead and even when I believe the posted info is correct, there is no way to check because normaslly there are no source citations. This causes serious researchers to either give up, or waste time chasing dead ends. The answer is obvious: future submissions should require sources and citations. Without this, serious researchers will continue to snicker about all the wrong info that gets spread by the trees as they are now and the wrong info will continue to dominate and crowd out the very few sourced entries.

Duane Mills
Stavanger, Norway

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By: Etta Jane St. Johnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-9313 Etta Jane St. John Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:50:23 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-9313 I am looking for info on St. John, Kuykendall, and Godwin families. My Tree is St. John

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By: Lauralhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-6156 Laural Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:07:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-6156 What about state census records? I would love to click on New York State census records that were enumerated in between federal census
records. Thank you for all you are doing for us!

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By: Johnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5688 John Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:16:41 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5688 Each time I fill in a survey, i always request more data from Southern states, SC, GA, AL, AR, MS such as marriages, deaths, etc. So far they are not forthcoming and my research is stalled in those states, making it almost worthless to me.

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By: Raymond Koggehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5594 Raymond Kogge Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:49:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5594 I would like to see more Historical Newspaper listings for New Jersey newspapers, especially those newspapers dealing with the Hudson County area – Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, etc. Newark NJ would also be another area. Many people in the 1800s came into NYC but settled across the North (Hudson) River to ‘the country’ to start their lives in America, and many of them stayed there through the 1960s. Lots of history is outlined in the newspapers of the 1800s and early 1900s. Thanks

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By: Jean Menzieshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5174 Jean Menzies Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:14:11 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5174 Some few years ago I notices articles written by my Uncle, Sen. Homer T. Bone. Someone wrote to me offering them but I could not accept their offer at the time. Sen. Bone’s papers were made public and I would like to get them now. Please tell me where on your site I can find them again
Jean

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By: Rushellehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5012 Rushelle Sat, 08 Mar 2008 13:27:39 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-5012 I found out by accident that in the immigration passport section that turning a page opened up more information on the person I was researching. I wonder how many people never turn the page and miss the photo or letters about the person they are searching. Maybe you need to put a note on the search format telling them to be sure and turn the page on the passport applications.

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By: Gary Gibbhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-4469 Gary Gibb Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:16:53 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-4469 Thanks for your blogs. It is great to hear from so many.
First let me respond to the fixing errors on the site comments made by Chris & Bruce & Jim & Leslie. I try to not be overly optimistic or pessimistic when talking about our efforts in this area. We do fix thousands of errors weekly. Unfortunately, this is only a small percentage of the possible corrections of the 6 billion records we have online. We do not have near enough resources or money to ever fix every transcription error made on this huge base of records. However, we are making 3 significant advances in the next few months.
1) We will be launching refurbished images and indexes for all the US Federal Census starting in the next few months. This is a huge undertaking and we will be announcing the details about this soon. This is our most popular content set and these enhancements are very significant. We are excited to bring it to you.

2)We are developing a tool to allow all our visitors to make comments and corrections on all the fields in our content (not just the names).

3) We are also developing a way to publish more “raw” data earlier on the site. This will allow people to browse very large collections or even help key them while we index as much content as we can afford to key as fast as we can.

I am hopeful that these advances will be extremely helpful to you.

A few additional quick comments. We have launched millions of vital records already in 2008. For example we posted vitals from North Carolina 1958-2004, Washington births, SSDI 2008 update, South Dakota, and Missouri Birth records. Coming over the next short while: Millions more vitals from Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Washington, and several more.

Last comment: We are working on a lot of new Asian content that will also be made available in the next few months.

Thanks for your suggestions.
GG

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By: Barbara Garzahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-3740 Barbara Garza Mon, 18 Feb 2008 01:42:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/10/27/recently-completed-survey/#comment-3740 I would like very much to see more New York City information. State census (doesn’t even have to be indexed, just images), vital records and cemetary inscriptions in particular. Most families immigrated through this great city and alot of Americans have roots in the city. Also, more, more, more Ireland records. Ireland is so stingy with their records.

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