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FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this has been noted elsewhere  :-\  FindMyPast have now given us the opportunity to search ALL the UK census records by address.  Originally only available on the 1911, 1901 and the 1939 Register, the facility has now been extended to 1841 to 1911.

However, the only way to access this new facility is via the A-Z list.

 

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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for letting us know that BumbleB, what do we put in the search bar of the A-Z list?

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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
On the home page, there are three small pictures, and the right-hand one says A-Z records.  If you click on that it takes you to another page, and the census records are the first ones to be seen.

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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again BumbleB I have now got it, very much appreciated  ;D

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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Just to add - I have the A-Z bookmarked. I've got the Pro version now so I can select whichever country I want in the side bar  :)
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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:05 GMT (UK) »
And - like all things - it depends on transcription  ;)
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Have you also noticed that when doing a census or 1939 search you get the number of people with your chosen name appear in the blue bar at the bottom of the screen?
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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 March 18 15:52 GMT (UK) »
The address search has been there for some time, but you had to fill in the street name way down the search form for the relevant census.

They have now made it obvious with a big button at the top of the form, and you can than search for, say, a named street anywhere in a whole county. Very useful in a place like Liverpool, where more than one registration district is involved.

Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: FindMyPast new facility for Census searches
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 March 18 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi This sounds like a really interesting thing to do - please an someone help me work through the steps?
I have clicked on the A to Z box and it takes me to a page where on the left hand side are different record sets World  /Australia /Untied Kingdom / Ireland /Gt Britain.
I clicked on Gt Britain and on the right hand side of the page it  lists different census, it starts with 1801 Kent, Dartford census but I can see all the others,  1841 etc listed.
There is a search box but when I have tried typing in an address it says 'no results for historical records'
How can I get it to work?