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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [STAFFORDSHIRE] Using Ancestry's index
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:26:12 +0000
Before you dismiss Ancestry's complete BMD index, just try putting in
say SMEE for the quarter in question, then click forwards through the
Unfortunately, in some instances the indexer has taken the bottom name
on the page as the 'end' and when it is something written in it may be
out of order - so giving the impression that there are no entries for
What you seem to have discovered is a quirk of the search engine.
If you put in SMITH and 1925 + or - 1 year, you get 18 pages of SMITH
entries for Dec, quarter 1925.
On 18 Feb 2007, at 21:59, Steve Stutcinskas wrote:
> All - the GRO index is free on Ancestry - But it has holes in it .
> If you don't believe me go to the link already provided and input the
> surname SMITH for DEC Quarter for 1925 .
> No Smiths were married in that Qtr ?
> Try JONES for the same Qtr ? Again none got married - I don't think
> so !
> Now try any name for the DEC Qtr of 1925 ?
> So this index must be taken with a pinch of salt ! I don't think I've
> missed a disclaimer saying the 4th Qtr of 1925 is not on
> If anyone can prove me wrong please do so as I am indexing and I would
> not to have to travel to the library
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