Comments on: Ancestry Anne’s Top Ten Free Data Collections on Ancestry.com http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:27:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Dena Mistrakishttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-148312 Dena Mistrakis Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:35:51 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-148312 It’s really sad that a brother enjoyed destroying my relations with family, I just got stuck with bills, he got to go to Greece and was able to see where family came from, I never even got back to N.Y. So sad all the way around, especially when your own brother took pleasure in what he’s done my entire life. Thank God I know.

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By: Dena Mistrakishttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-148304 Dena Mistrakis Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:23:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-148304 I don’t have a website.
I’ve provided a foundation for investigating, but as it appears, I won’t get further. Since all my grandparents came into the USA via N.Y.’s Ellis Island, plus years ago I paid for two name plates on the wall, disappointed. The only thing that was wrong was listening to my older/only brother, who gave me wrong middlenames of my grandfathers, so as usual he played me, so neither of my folks weren’t content with a “special anniversary” gift. Once again, I was really hurt, guess he was the proverbial Son. Me, a jerk, not nice, get typical. Now my parents are deceased and I don’t have any relations my age or older to enlighten me. All due to A selfish, selfcentered #1 son. Bummer

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By: Dena Mistrakishttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-147733 Dena Mistrakis Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:55:16 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-147733 Can’t afford to pay, but I would really like to know more about who I could be related to. All my elders are deceased, so all I do know is the little bit my father told me. Family origin is Greece, where all my grandparents came from, and entered the USA was Ellis Island.

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By: Lynettehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-141861 Lynette Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:30:28 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-141861 #9, Nevada Marriages… My own marriage is listed there, and will lead someone to believe I lived in the great state of Nebraska… unfortunately, I have never drawn a breath inside those borders, or left a footprint, or even a vapor trail! Some of my ancestors, however, have! The worst part is this is one of the databases without images, therefore no corrections can be made. As with most of the resources that have images, and having some experience keying indexes for both WAP and FamilySearch, indexers can make mistakes, skip lines, etc. It is very important for people to be able to submit corrections, so, if you see something that you know is wrong, or it is obvious the indexer skipped a line, correct it!

Also, a note to Mr. Stickle… Ancestry.com provides all those wonderful searches and incredible number of records and databases because they pay people to key the indexes, code the databases, etc. Many other sites are volunteer, only. FamilySearch.org is indexed by volunteers, and is free to search. Volunteering as an indexer for World Archive Project will give you a discount on the yearly ancestry membership.

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By: Lloyd Marvin McCunehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139562 Lloyd Marvin McCune Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:34:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139562 Why is it so hard to find out if I have any Native American ancestry ?

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By: Kristinhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139546 Kristin Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:47:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139546 Ah, #4, Washington Marriage Records. ALL the records for Pierce County from 1949-1959 are missing. This means I’ve found my great grandparents, my grandparents, my great uncles and great aunts, and my own marriage record….just not my parents, aunts, uncles, or anyone in that age range. LOL.

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By: donhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139527 don Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:21:01 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139527 @ 3 – not working for me – anybody else get this to work for them.

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By: M. Diane Rogershttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139416 M. Diane Rogers Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:22:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139416 And the images of the 1921 Canada census are free on Ancestry, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/ca/census

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By: Shelleyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139140 Shelley Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:10:14 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139140 What’s abusive about Mr. Sticlkle’s comment? It’s a fact. It is very frustrating when a person has limited income and can’t afford the expensive cost of joining genealogy sites to get any information. A person can only go so far and then you hit a brick wall, and your site becomes totally useless. Isn’t it a mandate of the Morman Church that you search your family tree. Well, that sure creates a big obstacle for people. At least give people some incentive to stop by. Maybe you could have a monthly drawing for a free years membership. Or if a person volunteers to index records give them free use of the website.
Just my opinion.
Respectfully yours

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By: Mark Sticklehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/10/07/ancestry-annes-top-ten-free-data-collections-on-ancestry-com/#comment-139105 Mark Stickle Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:25:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11960#comment-139105 When did you start implementing a $199 a year charge for accessing public member trees? I never use them for documentation, but they are great to get pointers and tips for research. So, I was really disappointed to discover this new charge today when I started to work a new line. I know you guys are hard up for money but this is a bit extreme.

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