Comments on: A New Road Home? Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819–1906 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%25e2%2580%25931906 The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:57:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Paul Rawlinshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-49051 Paul Rawlins Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-49051 #4 & 5 BEE and Pat,

I’m not a search fundi, so I don’t know all the ins and outs of it, but on databases like this that are based on OCR (optical character recognition), the searches won’t be as exact. So no, it’s not just you. It’s a bit of a tradeoff—the OCR opens access to lots of information (it’s used sometimes for books and newspapers, for example), but the records can take a little more work to sort through.

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By: Alexhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-49003 Alex Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:26:50 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-49003 Good stuff! I greatly prefer it when you focus on acquiring more of the records researchers want, rather than fiddling with the mechanics of the site. It’s true that the search on this database isn’t very effective, but, what the heck, I can still find what I want.

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By: Pat Secordhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-49000 Pat Secord Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:13:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-49000 #4 Bee – No, it’s not just you. I guess the system doesn’t realize that the two names should go together and picks up anything that matches. Very frustrating!

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-48993 BEE Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:02:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-48993 Is it just me? When I search these and other records, a page comes up with the first name high-lighted throughout the page, along with the surname, but not necessarily together. In other words, what looks like a record for someone I’m researching, really isn’t!
Also, what’s become of “Recent Genealogy Database” – not a single entry since 6/23.

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By: Dubai Bloghttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-48992 Dubai Blog Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:16:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-48992 These records are really interesting. I believe if these records are correct then their would be a lot of people who would be associated to these records in Canada. They might be unaware of their association with these records.

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-48987 BEE Sun, 27 Jun 2010 21:42:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-48987 Any possibility the “Commenting is open until…..” could appear next to the name of the person writing the article, along with the number of new comments added each day?
Although I guess it does keep my “senior” brain working as I scroll down to the bottom of each blog trying to remember how many posts there were previously, if something new has been added, or if that particular one is now closed?
Don’t plan to get into “tweeting”, so I don’t know what those comments are all about…..

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By: Gaylehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/06/25/a-new-road-home-canadian-city-and-area-directories-1819%e2%80%931906/#comment-48983 Gayle Sat, 26 Jun 2010 23:34:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=4111#comment-48983 WOW I just logged on to the home page and all the letter S’s were dollar signs crazy

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