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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Incorrect Information
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:34:55 -0400
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"Joan Lowrey" <> wrote:

>I have found many errors in extracted IGI data, and not just in
> names.

I guess that's where the "index" part of the name comes into play. You, as a
professional, always check the microfilm to make sure it was extracted
properly. The user-submitted material is not so easily checked, but has to
be otherwise verified.

As I noted privately to another responder, the IGI led me to the German
origins of my immigrant Pence (Bentz) ancestor - and a relative schooled in
reading the German script verified that the entries on our family were
correctly transcribed.

Richard Pence

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