Win a One Year World Deluxe Membership!
The contest will run from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.
First Place Winner will receive a One Year World Deluxe Membership.
Second Place Winner will receive a One Year U.S. Deluxe Membership.
Third Place winner will receive a One Year Subscription to FootNote.
The purpose of the contest is twofold:
1) To help Ancestry identify every census sheet of each U.S.Census from 1850 through 1930 on which the first name on the census sheet does not match the first name on the Ancestry Index shown below the census sheet image.
2) To demonstrate the need for an actual centralized place to report indexing and other problems.
The rules are simple:
Each entry will be awarded one point if it is the first to report such a mis-indexed census sheet.
Each entry must be submitted in the specific format required (See Below for details).
Each entry must be posted to the "2011 Index Challenge Entries" thread on the US Census General Message Board as a direct reply to the original post in that thread.
Entries posted as replies to other entries in the thread will not be counted as valid entries.
Please note that entries should only be for those sheets where the first names on the census sheet and the Ancestry Index do not match. Other indexing errors within the census should not be posted as a contest entry.
Those errors previously reported will not be considered valid entries:
- 1860, Georgetown Ward 1, Washington, DC Census
- 1860, Mannington Township, Salem County, New Jersey Census
Valid entries will consist of four lines.
Line 1= Image number from Ancestry Index shown below the census image.
Line 2= URL of Census Sheet (This can be copied from your Browser Bar)
Line 3= First name on census sheet
Line 4= First name on Ancestry Index shown below census image.
Nothing else should be included in the submission.
Post entries HERE; learn more about or discuss the contest HERE
Image below provides a detailed explanation of where to find this information on the census sheet and Ancestry Index below it:
The contest will run from 1 Jan 2011 through 31 Dec 2011
Winners will be announced as quickly as possible after the close of contest.
Please note that this contest is neither sponsored nor are prizes being awarded by Ancestry.com
The contest is sponsored and prizes will be awarded by a paid subscriber of Ancestry.com
Andrew G. Hatchett III
Quite simply- I'm tired of the indexing mess over there!