Sunday, 13 September 2015

Ancestry adds Alberta and Quebec "Web" Databases

In addition to databases fully hosted at its site Ancestry's Web databases "summarize basic information from freely-available Web records and provide a link to the original site where you can view the full record, including any associated images."

Two new Canadian web databases have been added recently.

Web: Alberta, Index to Cemeteries, 1823-2013 contains 174,244 records from the Alberta Family Histories Society. Ancestry lists the database as accessed 27 October 2014, the delay in publication perhaps explains why the AFHS site claims more records, "almost 197,000."

Web: Quebec, Canada, Marriage Contract Index, 1761-1941 contains 71,098 records sourced from Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec (BAnQ). The source information provided is, in French. Ancestry indicates it was "accessed 24 August 2014", over a year ago! 

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