While this post is about the ELCA records database on Ancestry.com, the issues discussed here could easily exist with other databases. It is always advised when search results do not make sense to search the database for someone you have already found in the database using different search parameters than the ones that brought you to the entry in the first place.
There is an apparent glitch in some of the locations in Ancestry.com‘s datebase created from the records of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
We’ve written about this before, but the problem is still at least partially there.
There is an entry in the database for Wilhelmine Kraft who died in 1878 and whose death entry appears in the records of Christ Lutheran Church in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.
The record entry for Wilhelmina indicated the church was in Nauvoo, but apparently the database did not tag this church location as being in Hancock County. That’s where it is. It is not a rural church in an adjacent county.
In trying to find other Krafts in the same records, I was frustrated at finding no entries. To make certain I wasn’t confusing myself, I searched for Wilhelmina–because I knew she was already in the database.
A search for Wilhelmine Kraft in Nauvoo (any event) failed to locate the entry I had earlier located.