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I have been researching Scottish records for several years. They may be the most digitalized in the world. The best way to access these is to go to the General Register Office on Princes St. in Edinburgh and spend a full day on one of their computers. They also have expert assistants to answer your questions. The same information can be accessed online at scotlandspeople.gov.uk. However, you must pay as you acquire more info. The Scots have done an admirable job since everyone had to be registered beginning in 1855, but they also are protective of what they have accomplished. James Bates
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Like all these people on this document, I too would love to have access to records from more countries. I know that Ancestry.ca is working hard to collect more records and I was recently thrilled to be able to search my Irish roots more thoroughly. I would like to just put in a word for Belgian ( specifically Flemish) records. -Victoriaannebury 03:34, 3 April 2011 (UTC)Victoria Bury
Thanks for all you do but I have to agree. I don't have any links with the USA. I am trying to find Scotland mainly Scotland and St Helena Alantic Ocean lineage. Please help me with these records. jb
If this wiki continues to be so US dominated I can't imagine anyone else will bother with it. How about some UK and Aussie links from the front page? --Always sign your name after your comments by using two hyphens (or a dash) followed by four tildes (
Sorry. Thanks. Geoffeisen 19:09, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for your input. We're working on broadening our content. Currently, we're in the process of uploading the content from Echo King's Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records. We appreciate your efforts in helping us out in the area. Look for some links and organization on the homepage in the next few weeks. --Matrayback 17:58, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree. My Mother is from Spain and I can not find a single record for any of my Spanish Relatives or any records from Spain. Paying for the "World" membership was a complete waste of money. jmcates11
I think this will work out all right, it just takes time. Like the Spain person, we do need some special pages. I do research in Scotland and Germany and Switzerland. I would think it's hard to find and recover all special papers for everyone and that would be to have people spread out on everything instead of one place. This is going to take a long time to complete, but I'm willing to wait. My daughter will take up the reins when I'm gone. I am going to enjoy myself while I can.
World Wide Content? i AM ALSO VERY DISSATISFIED AND I FEEL MISLED BECAUSE NOT ONLY THAT WE HAVE ACCESS ONLY TO US RECORDS BUT EVEN THOSE ARE VERY LIMITED AND HAVE MANY WRONG INFORMATION. EVEN BIRTH RECORDS ARE MOST OFTEN ESTIMATED.MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN IN USA AND LIVED HERE IN LATE 1800 TILL AGE 14. I CAN'T FIND ANY OF HER RECORDS ALTHOUGH I HAVE ALL HER INFORMATION. FEW WEEKS AGO THERE WAS PERMISSION TO SEARCH IN OTHER COUNTRIES SO I HAVE TRIED POLAND MY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN JUST TO FIND 99% OF THE RECORDS BEING OF THOSE WHO HAVE JEWISH ROOTS. POLAND HAVE ONE OF THE BEST ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS OF PEOPLE STARTING FROM SIXTEEN CENTURY AND I AM SURPRISED THAT ANCESTRY.COM HAVE NO ACCESS TO THEM. I HOPE THAT THIS WILL CHANGE IF THEY WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THEM. THE THINGS THAT I LIKE ABOUT ANCESTRY.COM IS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EASE OF CREATING FAMILY TREE.
Likewise, I'm am dismayed that I can get no data from Belarus/Poland/Russia/Ukraine. I finally downgraded my subscription to U.S. since I can't get the information I desperately need for any of my great-grandparents and previous generations. And I'm still struggling trying to locate death records for my great-grandparents here in the U.S.!
I'm not sure if this is the place to voice this, but what is the point of paying for a "world" access if there aren't any records that go beyond the US census and immigration records? My great grandparents never came to this country so there will be no record of them here. With my grandparents long gone, and great grands before my parents ever met, how can I search to even find out who they were? I have a town in Italy but am getting nowhere since the only records that seem to be available to us are US? While it has been fun to find out specifics about the previous generation or two, how do I go beyond the 19th century and delve deeper into the past (which is really what the site promises)?
Exactly! I am trying to find information about my Great grandparents who came to hawaii from korea and there is nothing past hawaii. There needs to be better if not more records or articles about hawaii!!!! seriously!
I'm trying to find my great grand who live in germany in the 1800. there name is reif. thank you l reif
I think that Ancestry.com needs to get records from Mexico and south America. Many of our ancestors went there first and stayed there for many generations. I cant find much past grand parents.
I am looking for any type of records of my great-great grandfather (b. 1855) who came to the US from Austria in 1969. All I have is that he showed up in New Jersey and was naturalized in 1878 and his life from there on, but cannot find how he came over to US. There are no passender records on him and I can't even find any records for Austria....any ideas? firstname.lastname@example.org
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I understand there is a Hungary census now. Us Worldwide members would like to see even more census materials from the European countries. Thanks! Donnam129
Searching for my ancestors has been difficult, especially the ones from foreign countries, but I would not have gotten as far as I have without Ancestry.com. It has taken a lot of years and patience. I am amazed at the volume of information you have gathered in the last few years. I hope everyone will be patient and realize that gathering the information from all these different countries will be a long and difficult task. After 30 years of searching (with limited resources) I can now fill several large binders with the information on my father's line. Five years ago I could only fill 2 pages. I also have many contacts with other relatives that I wouldn't have had if it hadn't been for Ancestry.com. Thank you, thank you. --weaverladyllj-- john heise
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I am looking for relatives of Ceasar Cuevas who married Isabel Viatella. Ceasar's father was Miguel Angel, I am not sure why Ceasar took the name Cuevas instead of Angle or if Angle was his middle name. Ths is all I have on my husband's parents and grandfather. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Stella Morris
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For those of you who are searching for ancestors outside of the United States, if you haven't tried, you might try .. Family Tree Makers.com ... However, like most things nowadays, I'm sure there will be monetary expectations involved w/using this site. n/b
Selena is sweet and thankful for her family tree
The family tree is beautiful and gorgeous. It shows all the branches of our families life & I also give thanks to ancestry.com for helping us to see all my ancesters foot prints.
I have been trying to find the origin of a few surnames. I belong to a local Slovak Club and feel some of the members are not Slovak on there fathers side. The names in question are Porter and Links can anyone help here