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From: "Gill Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Ancestry
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 22:31:24 -0000
I've had similar - I know my people are there but sometimes they don't
appear, instead I get a load of seemingly random names.
Other times it works well
----- Original Message -----
From: "Malcolm Shaw" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:21 PM
Subject: [CHS] Ancestry
> Hi all;
> I guess I am one of the fortunate ones in that I have a "FREE" acceess to
> ancestry through the Calgary Public Library. Yesterday, I used the service
> to try to fill some holes in my Ardern family but found that I got far
> more info than I was looking for. All of it did not pertain to the people
> I was searching. I would enter the person's name (given and surname) and
> year of birth but was inundated with Arderns with different given names
> and years of birth going back to 1837. Perhaps I do not understand the
> system but I found it frustrating to use. I intend to return to the
> Library and have another go to see how I can narrow down my search
> parameters. Incidentally, it did not make any difference whether I used
> the general search or the advanced search methods.
> In the hour at my disposal I found only one piece of information that was
> useful to me.
> Hope this helps.
> Malcolm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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