[APG Public List] 1880 Census & Index

Michael John Neill mjnrootdig at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 16:24:20 MDT 2009

One can perform Boolean searches on the 1880 CDs that cannot be performed on
the website and if one is clever, there is MUCH greater flexibility in using
the CDs as opposed to using the website, either FamilySearch or Ancestry.

I was under the impression that Ancestry used the transcription that had
been created by FamilySearch for 1880. Their search interface was different
and search capabilities were not the same, but they pulled from the same set
of data. I think this is what is stated on the 1880 search page at

Michael John Neill
Weekly "Casefile Clues" Column

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM, <genguide at comcast.net> wrote:

>  Laura asked:
> I'm curious. Wouldn't the search capabilities of the 1880 census at
> FamilySearch be the same as on the CDs?
> Charlene's reply:
> My understanding is that online search capabilities (whether Ancestry,
> FamilySearch, or other) just aren't as robust as the search capabilities on
> the CD-ROM version, but I haven't personally done a comparson.
>  Charlene M. Pipkin, AG
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