Your Personal List of Incorrect Ancestry Database Locations

A recent post on Rootdig mentioned towns that are not in the Ancestry.com database of locations used for their drop-down menu when searching. Since the chance these get fixed in the near term is slight, keep a list of locations you have had to reverse engineer and search for differently.

I never remember all the locations that are missing (or where “Saint” is spelled “St,” etc.) and  realize after the fact that “I already discovered this a year ago.”

Because of that, I’ve kept a personal list. And remember sometimes how a location is entered in the Ancestry.com database can change from one census year to another–depending on how it was written on the census page:

  • Walker Township in Hancock County is sometimes Township 3 N 8 W
  • St Mary’s Township is Saint Marys sometimes and sometimes St Marys, etc.

 

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