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From: "Barry Callaghan" <>
Subject: Re: Ancestry database
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:23:11 -0000
References: <030e01c617d8$3c8ebcc0$e50a8c56@oemcomputer> <001c01c61836$5c7a5720$0201a8c0@MartinHPa405>
As a comparative newcomer to the transcriber ranks, my first uploads were
not until March 2005, but I can confirm that none of my transcriptions have
yet made it onto Ancestry.
However, you are correct to say that their total is much higher than 62
million. Taking Martin's date of 24 Dec 2004 as a guide, it seems likely
that Ancestry's version of the database dates back to FreeBMD's update of 27
Dec 2004. At that time there were 92,560,889 distinct records on FreeBMD.
So FreeBMD currently has 19 million more entries than Ancestry, representing
17% of the total.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Cope" <>
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Ancestry database
> I asked a similar question on this list in October (thread titled
> 'bouquets'). I then searched the Ancestry database for entries from the
> files that I have uploaded to FreeBMD. The most recent entries present
> were ones that I had uploaded on 24 Dec 2004. Entries from my next upload
> on 11 Jan 2005 and more recent uploads were not there.
> A quick check today gives the same result! So I think the wording on the
> Ancestry site is still correct.
> If FreeBMD is providing updated copies of the data to Ancestry, why are
> they not loading it? Freezing on such an old version can only mislead many
> Ancestry users and reflect poorly on FreeBMD.
> Martin Cope
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allan Raymond" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 12:28 AM
> Subject: Re: Ancestry database
>> I haven't gone back into the Ancestry Site to check out the information,
>> but it's more likely the
>> number of records in their database is closer to the 111 million than
>> the 62 million records.
>> I've requested Ancestry on two separate occasions, the last being on 25
>> August 2005 to update the
>> "wording" on their site so that the 62 million figure is replaced by a
>> more indicative 123 million
>> figure and was advised they would take my request on board at a future
>> Allan Raymond
>> FreeBMD Co-ordinator of Syndicates
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Barry Callaghan" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: 12 January 2006 23:58
>> Subject: Ancestry database
>> FreeBMD searches, particularly at busy times and whilst the hardware is
>> being upgraded, can result
>> in a message encouraging the free use of a copy of the database on
>> Unfortunately, the version Ancestry has is woefully out of date -
>> apparently containing 62 million
>> records and last updated in February 2005. This compares rather
>> unfavourably with the 111 million
>> or so distinct records now on FreeBMD.
>> Does anybody know if or when Ancestry plan to update their version of the
>> Barry Callaghan
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