Thursday, 15 January 2015

Neglect at Ancestry?

Tim Sullivan, Ancestry.com CEO, has released a list of items the company is working on for 2015. It's highlighting DNA. Unfortunately it doesn't include a chromosome browser and although the DNA service is being made available in the UK it's still being overlooked in Canada.

What else?

"Look for exciting additions like 170 million searchable images of probate records and wills that might reveal your ancestor’s dying wishes, all vital records from Virginia since 1900, substantial releases from Germany, and a milestone collection of almost 80 million Mexico Civil Birth, Marriage and Death records spanning from 1860 to modern day."
Nothing for Canada or the UK? Crumbs maybe. Ancestry's World Archives Project has no indexing projects ongoing for the UK; for Ireland there's Famine Relief Commission Papers and for Canada the Ottawa Journal.

What would you like to see added? How about indexing the post 1858 England and Wales probate records with all the names, not just those of the deceased.

2 comments:

Di said...

I got an email from Ancestry.ca on January 12th saying that AncestryDNA is "coming to Canada later this year".

Louis Kessler said...

Nothing about fixing Family Tree Maker, which has absolutely horrible reviews by users at GenSoftReviews.