Saturday, September 12, 2009

The squeaking wheel gets ...

I posted Six weeks and counting ... yesterday because I could not think of something else to post, so I whined that Ancestry.com had not put my corrections to an 1870 US Census entry into their index yet.

Voila! This morning my email inbox showed five messages from Ancestry.com like this one:



I submitted corrections for five persons, and received five emails. I believe that this is just a coincidence that I squeaked yesterday and the action was taken yesterday. Good timing, I think!

What about the Ancestry.com index? I checked the 1870 US Census for Henry A. Carringer and yep, he's there - as are the rest of his family.



We'll be home tonight... check for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun at around 1 p.m. PDT.

4 comments:

anne said...

It was a coincidence. I saw your post yesterday, and went and checked where 1870 was in the processing queue, and was told you'd have some emails today. :-)

It was good to see you in Little Rock at FGS. Hope the rest of your trip was good.

Anne Mitchell

James said...

I received a batch of similar emails late last night from some corrections I had submitted, also for the 1870 US Federal Census. Admittedly, it had been awhile since I had submitted them and the fact that I had done so for these particular entries had slipped my mind. Looks like it was probably just their turn. I do appreciate that ancestry.com has this feature, and that they are expanding it to more data fields. As more people submit corrections, hopefully finding those elusive entries will become easier.

PETESMALL1947 said...

I would like to thank Ancestry for incorporating a new feature into their record correction process.

When a correction is submitted for the SURNAME of the Head of a family a window opens to show the wife and children. If you leave all the names "checked", they too will be notated with the corrected SURNAME.
Great idea. Thanks Ancestry!!

Miz J said...

Me too! First I had just a few, and the next day it was 27!