FamilySearch is indicating that it’s 1860 census has been “last updated” on 24 March 2017.
The question is “how?”
I realize that FamilySearch provides access to a vast quantity of information at no charge. I appreciate that. I just wish that I had some inkling of how this database has been updated? There’s several ways it could have been updated and it makes me wonder
- Have images been improved?
- Have missing images been included?
- Were there areas that were not originally included in the index?
- Has the index been “improved,” had alternate interpretations added, etc.?
What sort of update has been done determines whether I need search the database again or not. It is something I would like to know.
Ancestry.com is guilty of the same sin of omission. With Ancestry.com it is a bigger problem as I am paying for their service.
Is the 1860 census “new and improved” in a way that I need to perform all those searches for Benjamin Butler over again? Do I need to see if there were any 1860 enumerations that were difficult to read? I don’t know what I need to do if all I know is that a database has been updated.