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|−|If you go to the FamilySearch Product Support page and ask a question such as "What is Ancestral File?" all you will get in the first fifty responses is <u>Personal</u> Ancestral File answers. Nor is there anything about Ancestral File on the Product Support navigaton bar. Since Product Support does not offer information about Ancestral File, the Research Wiki should be allowed to expand its coverage and do a better job of explaining the use of this important product. [[User:Diltsgd|Diltsgd]] 16:01, 19 June 2008 (UTC) |+|
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|−|It would be extremely useful to genealogical "newbies" to discuss in brief the evolution and timeline of the Ancestral File. When was it first deployed for use in the Family History Centers? When was it first published on CD-ROM? Which versions were made available when? What happened when the match/merge program was run in 1994 (bedlam, if I recall correctly)? First Internet deployment was May 1999 (and do I remember that day well! we crashed the site from our excitement to have it for home use!). When was the file officially closed? And, most significant for present proliferation of AF data throughout the genealogical community, when was it first possible to download a GEDCOM from AF? [[User: Genehisthome|Genehisthome]] 22: 13, 9 December 2010 (UTC) |+|
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|−|It would also be very useful to newbies to know that the information in Ancestral File cannot be relied on to be accurate as it has been supplied by individuals with varying degrees of expertise in family history. As it is now closed, even if the original submitter discovers errors in the information, there appears to be no way of correcting these. |+|
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|−|I really don't like the new way to search records. I can't find a thing. -- [[User: Brendacelmer| Brendacelmer]] 03: 36, 7 February 2011 (UTC) |+|
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|−|I'm so glad that Ancestral File is on-line. I just can't seem to find the information that indicates who the submitter was for the particular Ancestral File records. What do I need to do to find that? -- [[ User: Dnoellee| Dnoellee]] 11: 16, 11 February 2011 (UTC) |+|
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|−|How do I find out who submitted the information and how do I contact them? -- [[User: Zeeda3| Zeeda3]] 15: 47, 22 February 2011 (UTC) | |
Latest revision as of 01:49, 8 May 2014
Error in Data
The data originally submitted to the Family Search Ancestral File v4.19, AFN: 1KF1-R6V for JOHN C JACKSON by my cousin Robert C. Jackson of Watervliet MI (and fellow descendant of Mr. Jackson, our great grandfather), contains erroneous informationon the BIRTH DATE and PLACE for John even though John's tombstone is engraved with the date Robert used, and 19th and 20th Century Federal Census records correct the place of birth.
The Individual Record SHOULD show the following:
Birth: Circa. 1815
- Commonwealth of PENNSYLVANIA
(all other on this record is essentially correct, but it should note that John's parents were born somewhere in CANADA before 1800, again according to notations in the Federal Censuses at Lake Forest, Illinois in 1860 and 1870, and at Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1880. This is further documented on Federal Census data reported by John's eldest son and namesake (my own grandfather) taken in New Windsor, New York in 1900 and 1910, and at Newburgh, New York in 1920.
There is no known proof of the following, but several other descendants of the above John, tell the story that one or both of his parents carried descendancy, at least in part, of Potawatomie Native American blood and had been born and raised in the Sault Ste. Marie area of Western Ontario before they had emigrated to somewhere in Pennsylvania by ca. 1815.
Acceptance of this information and its publication should set the record straight.
If there are any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert J Wilson jr — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacksonstjoseph (talk | contribs) 17:38, 6 May 2014 (UTC) Jacksonstjoseph
15 Cedar Crest Circle
Beaufort SC 29907
- Hello Robert J Wilson jr.
- Corrections are no longer accepted for Ancestral File. Corrections should be made to the new FamilySearch Tree. Parrisl 01:49, 8 May 2014 (UTC)