Friday, 6 October 2017

Findmypast extends Ontario birth index

With the addition of over 334,000 records FMP's Ontario Birth Index claims to extend from 1860 to 1920 totaling more than 2 million civil registration records. The index entries are linked to images of the originals.
I was suspicious of the end date as the FamilySearch Ontario Birth Index extends to 1912 and Ancestry's to 1913. Did FMP get a big scoop up to 1920?
No. The FMP database has 60,934 entries for 1912, 57 for 1913, 4 for 1914 and one for each year until 1920. Transcription errors?

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