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Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« on: Friday 12 October 18 12:13 BST (UK) »
...also do you think staff who protect them and cleaners who service the room (s) in which they are kept ever have a sneaky look if they are left in the building alone last thing on a Friday? (lol)

I find it so tantalising that they are sat there somewhere in England, but yet so utterly unobtainable

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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:17 BST (UK) »
The 100 years law is to protect the living.
Although anyone nowadays may live to 100 plus.
The likelyhood is still the majority die before their century.
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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:29 BST (UK) »
The Scottish Census Records are stored in Edinburgh and are the responsibility of the Registrar General For Scotland.

I believe at the moment staff are preparing the 1921 Scottish Census to go public and online in 2021.

Oh boy would I love to be a fly on the wall and get a sneak preview.  ;D ;D

Dying out answered your question.

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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:34 BST (UK) »
Understood, and yet there is the 1939 record. Don't know what detail it contains.
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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:42 BST (UK) »
The 100 years law is to protect the living.
Although anyone nowadays may live to 100 plus.
The likelyhood is still the majority die before their century.

So in what way are we protecting 90-year-old 'Alf' by not publicising where he lived in 1951, for example?

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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:44 BST (UK) »
The Scottish Census Records are stored in Edinburgh and are the responsibility of the Registrar General For Scotland.

I believe at the moment staff are preparing the 1921 Scottish Census to go public and online in 2021.

Oh boy would I love to be a fly on the wall and get a sneak preview.  ;D ;D

Dying out answered your question.

Dorrie

but where exactly are the English census's kept in storage?

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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:50 BST (UK) »
National Archives at Kew according to "Mr Google"

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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 October 18 12:52 BST (UK) »
I think that census documents are stored 'off site'  somewhere,  not at Kew

Apparently some National Archives documents are stored in Salt mines
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/gallery/2010/aug/10/cheshire-salt-mine-national-archive
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Re: Why exactly are census's secret for 100 years? Where are they stored?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 October 18 13:21 BST (UK) »
this is why it is so tantalising.

there is a 'room' somewhere in England that houses all the census's we can't access.

Be that at the National Archives at Kew, offsite from Kew, in a saltmine somewhere - human beings still have access to that room(s) and cleaners probably go in to clean it.

This is very tantalising to me...