Monday, 28 May 2018

Ancestry updates Canadian Passenger List database

Ancestry announce that the Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 has 7,276,372 entries. As usual, no indication how much has been added or changed.

2 comments:

judylynne said...

Beyond the issue of never knowing what has been added or changed on Ancestry updates, lies the question of the quality of the transcription -- or lack thereof. I have been using Ancestry files for years as I research World War I soldiers from Gravenhurst and environs. The word 'Gravenhurst' alone has been transcribed in at least a hundred different spellings to say nothing of names of people and places. I have sent dozens of 'edits' through their form on each record, but to no avail. It would seem as though there is absolutely no quality control. Has anyone found a way to get through to Ancestry editors? Surely they have a way of globally editing records to at least 'fix' all the versions of Gravenhurst. And beyond that, with the relatively expensive subscription fees, shouldn't we be able to expect a little more quality for our money?

salsa said...

Can to tell me who to contact about an error in the Can. Passenger List?
Thank you! Peggy BC.