Did Ancestry.com Confuse Germany and Chile?

[This has been fixed as of 4:21 pm central time on 21 November 2016.]

It’s been a little while since we posted anything from Ancestry.com. Sometimes one wonders about the attention to detail in the database descriptions. “Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898” only references “civil registration records from Chile.”

There’s probably a geography lesson in there somewhere.

The end result is that users should always determine what they are searching.

Hopefully this is a copy and paste error in the data entry department. Hopefully.


2 thoughts on “Did Ancestry.com Confuse Germany and Chile?

  1. A geography lesson or a history lesson. It could include records of Germans who migrated to Chile, especially if large numbers of them settled together.

    • I wondered about that before I wrote it, but decided the size of the database precluded that. And my contact at Ancestry.com indicated that Chile was entered in error.

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