I just tried my "badzio" search, and I see that the 76,964 supposed
hits are generated by a soundex search of the Ancestry.com databases.
Since exactly the same search can be performed directly from
ancestry.com, I wonder what the vallue added of distantcousin.com is.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
, "Bill Tarkulich"
> Sorry folks, the cut-and-paste didn't go so well. Here's a more
> version of my message:
> What's your opinion of www.distantcousin.com ?
> When I plugged in my name, it claimed:
> 2,295 Hits for TARKULICH in New York Passenger Lists, 1851-
> Well, I have an immigration records subscription to Ancestry.com,
> clicked the link.
> Not a single thing was found. Not even close (I could have told
> since Tarkulich family never began to immigrate until 1904.) Duh.
> Then, it claimed:
> 9,540 hits for TARKULICH in the 1920 census
> Well, I have this subscription too. Not a single one is in there
> mangled the name spelling pretty badly.) In fact, there are less
> dozen under misspelled names.
> 26,719 hits for TARKULICH in the Social Security Death Index
> Sorry, Charlie. The correct number is FIVE. Triple-duh.
> I am not impressed.
> What a bunch of malarkey. Now I see why so many people abandon
> so quickly. What do you think?
> Bill Tarkulich