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Re: Distant Cousin Web

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  • Bohdana Badzio
    Hello Bill, 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
    Message 1 of 3 , May 23, 2005
      Hello Bill,

      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.

      Regards,

      Bohdana


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich"
      <bill.tarkulich@i...> wrote:
      > Sorry folks, the cut-and-paste didn't go so well. Here's a more
      readable
      > 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-
      1891
      >
      > Well, I have an immigration records subscription to Ancestry.com,
      so I
      > clicked the link.
      > Not a single thing was found. Not even close (I could have told
      them that,
      > 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
      (Ancestry
      > mangled the name spelling pretty badly.) In fact, there are less
      than a
      > dozen under misspelled names.
      > Double-Duh.
      >
      > Then:
      > 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
      their search
      > so quickly. What do you think?
      >
      > ______________
      > Bill Tarkulich
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