In that blog post, I added spouses for the three daughters of Solfest Johannessen (1812-1845) and Anna Ellingsdtr (1812-1901), including source citations for their vital events.
I asked the question: "How long will it take for Ancestry.com to update the Member Tree indexes? A week, a month, a year?" Several readers commented - one saying "a few months after you rattle their cage again." LOL!
Well, we have an answer: It took about one month (I think). I admit that I forgot to check the index for the three spouses for several weeks in late September. When I looked on 1 October, there the three spouses were in the index.
1) Here is a screen shot for my search for Thorvald Olsen Hegg, spouse of Ragnhild Solfestdtr:
As you can see, there was only one match for this person, and it was the entry in my Ancestry Member Tree.
2) I went to the profile for Thorvald Olsen Hegg and added a child to the family - I added Oscar Theodore Hegg (1874-1944), and I added Oscar Hegg's wife also to this tree.
3) On Oscar Theodore Hegg's page, I added sources for his birth, marriage and death:
Now we will see when Oscar Theodore Hegg is indexed in the Ancestry Member Tree. I'll bet it is by the end of October.
I did not a source for the birth of his wife, but there is a source for their marriage. We will see if a search for Naomi Floberg (1878-????) turns up a match because of the marriage source.
4) I noted also that there are 9 Hints for Oscar Theodore Hegg almost immediately after I added him to my tree. Here is the Hints page for Oscar:
Note also that Ancestry provided the relationship of Oscar Theodore Hegg to me - the first cousin 2 times removed of wife." I like that extra information!
5) This is more good news - Ancestry.com indexed the Ancestry Member Trees without having their cage rattled. Let's see if they continue to be proactive with indexing the trees.
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