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Konovolov
15-03-09, 00:08
What is going on with the transcription here? It`s so bad it`s hilarious.
I`ve only searched for a few names, but so far I`ve seen the person who wrote the obit being named as the deceased and just random words that crop up in the text being noted as spouses surname, maiden name etc. This will need a lot of sorting out!
Craig

just found this "obituary" - - Ancestry.co.uk (http://tinyurl.com/cc5szv)

Richard
15-03-09, 00:49
Likewise, I put in a surname and the obit for the poor soul claimed to date from 1 July 2009! Ancestry can now predict the future....

Kit
15-03-09, 05:15
That is bad. You'd think the page had some deaths on it at least.

KiteRunner
15-03-09, 13:55
I think they have been loaded using an automatic process, perhaps with OCR software or perhaps as it is from such recent data, perhaps they load it in straight from newspapers that are online? I don't think they have actual humans doing the indexing, anyway.

Mary from Italy
15-03-09, 14:13
They do say at the bottom of the page NOTE: This collection is built through a fully automated extraction process. If you click on Learn More , it tells you more about it. It seems a bit of a pointless exercise, though.

Uncle John
15-03-09, 21:39
Presumably the sequence of the data varies depending where it came from. At least a keyword search like they use for the Medical Register does come up with the goods, even if you have to search through the selection.

Wynford
16-03-09, 10:14
Uncle John,
I love your Avatar.........does she have a name please.
Wynford.

Mary from Italy
16-03-09, 10:46
I searched for people with the surname Kelly in Australia.

The first hit was Grace Kelly, the film star, who was killed in a car accident in Monaco...

kylejustin
16-03-09, 11:17
I searched for people with the surname Kelly in Australia.

The first hit was Grace Kelly, the film star, who was killed in a car accident in Monaco...

:D:D not the part about her dying, but it looks like one genes' hot matches!!

PeteW1959
16-03-09, 12:19
just found this "obituary" - - Ancestry.co.uk (http://tinyurl.com/cc5szv)

Obviously refering to the death of English cricket ;)

Uncle John
16-03-09, 15:55
I love your Avatar.........does she have a name please.

The Champion of the Seas (as sung about many years ago by The Spinners). My g-g-grandfather was her first Master. The owners were the prototype for The Onedin Line.

Uncle John
16-03-09, 15:56
I searched for people with the surname Kelly in Australia.

The first hit was Grace Kelly, the film star, who was killed in a car accident in Monaco...

What about Ned?

Mary from Italy
16-03-09, 19:11
I would have accepted him (although I'm not related to him as far as I know :) ), but to have a database that gives you every single death notice even for people who didn't die/weren't buried in the country you're searching for seems a bit pointless.

Wynford
17-03-09, 10:01
Thank you Uncle John. She is a beauty. And very interesting info too. I came over from the UK on the SS ORMONDE in 1951 and it took 6 weeks. Imagine how long it would have taken in the 'old days'. Thanks again.
Wynford.