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From: "seingier.bouchicot" <>
Subject: Can anyone give me a reference to a potted history of thetranscription of the uk gro bmd indexes?
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:38:40 +0200
Can anyone give me a reference to a potted history of the transcription of the uk gro bmd indexes, one which explains which organisations did what in the past and who's doing what today ?
I've been a transcribing for freebmd for only a few months. Using my simple minded logic I'd assumed that freebmd was the only organisation undertaking such a vast task. Today I'm wondering if that assumption is true.
In this space a few days ago there were comparisons of databases available in ancestry and in freebmd. In ancestry there is an access to a database of births 1837 to 1915 labelled as transcribed by freebmd. In ancestry there is a second database for births from 1916 onwards, for which there is no mention of freebmd and I find no mention of the origin. This second ancestry.com database seems to be in advance of what is available on freebmd which surprised me, hence the above question.
Example : If you search for births of people called SWAIN mother FLOOD between 1916 and 1939, ancestry finds automatically 3 people (the correct number), while freebmd only finds two people. It doesn’t seem to be an error in freebmd, because one of the corresponding births in 1932 is not yet included in the freebmd transcribed index database, whereas it is indexed in ancestry.
That made me wonder who did the transcription work for ancestry and hence my search for a history of the transcription process which I have not found using google.
Many thanks for any help.
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