ROOTS-L ArchivesArchiver > ROOTS > 2002-07 > 1027364307
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry.com
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:58:27 -0500
First happy that you have found great results with ancestry........You need to look at the top of the pages for a page number on the census as the stamped or handwritten numbers often do not match the ones on ancestry........when you open the census look at the number at the top of the right hand page and each page can have a 294 A-B-C-D pages for that number... the one that you were looking for is on page 27 of the ancestry census
Yes they usually notify you before renewing your subscription either by email ....snail mail or phone....I have belonged for five years and they have always done this.
Good luck with your research
> First I would like to say I joined the list about 3 weeks ago and have
> found some valuable information.
> I don't know if this more of an Ancestry.com complaint or just plain
> disappointment. Earlier this year when there was a trial period I
> signed up because I only wanted to look at the 1870 census of Cleveland,
> Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Then between a computer problem and an ISP
> problem, my trial time ran out and I was charged. I was very
> disappointed in the format in which the census pages are displayed. If
> I wanted to look at the bottom of a page I had to reposition it
> horizontally and look at sideways. Why can't the census pages be
> displayed so that the reader can scroll through it? The 1870 Census
> Index places the individual that I believe I am looking for in Ward 3,
> page 294. When I took a look at the Census the last page that they have
> is image 83 which corresponds with the number 83 on the page. Therefore
> I can only conclude that the entire census of that ward is not there.
> It might be nice to have them print a disclaimer, stating the census
> itself was not in good condition...if that is the case. Recently I
> wanted to try to look again but get a screen "Elberta, enhance your
> search--upgrade now". The loading stalls out at various stages, such as
> 35%--69% of 1 K. At that point nothing is clickable on the screen..just
> freezes up. I've tried this several times. It appears that my
> $69.95(or whatever it was) took $wings$ and flew. I believe I read that
> they would notify me before renewal time comes. I sure hope so.
> Elberta Brummet