[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?”
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.