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Which is the best site to access the 1911 and 1939 returns?
« on: Monday 29 October 18 21:25 GMT (UK) »
On the 1891 and 1901 census returns, I was able to look at all the 500 or so people living in my village. However, I believe that when the 1911 census first came out, one could only look at an individual household and not even know who their neighbours were. Is this still the case? Which is the best site to access the 1911 and 1939 returns? Do you have to pay per individual page?

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Re: census returns
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 October 18 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry.uk allows access to the 1911 census and you can use arrows at the sides of the images to scroll though, or use the page numbers to jump.
I have not used ANC for 1939, but FindMyPast allows free access to indexes.  Have you tried a local library?

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Re: census returns
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 08:10 GMT (UK) »
Having located the entry you are interested in F M P allows you to view 'related images' which include the enumerators schedule (example below)

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Re: census returns
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 12:06 GMT (UK) »
   I never noticed that! Thanks Rosie, I shall be investigating.
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Re: census returns
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. It looks like FindMyPast is the better option. Is there anything that ancestry has access to that FindMyPast doesn't?

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Re: census returns
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 15:03 GMT (UK) »
It's easy enough to use the arrows to hit the preceding or following census entries on Ancestry - and the same with 1939 - how does that make FindMyPast "better" than Ancestry?
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Re: Which is the best site to access the 1911 and 1939 returns?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, I suspect there's not a lot of difference, but I gather that FindMyPast is cheaper to join than ancestry. I have already researched a lot of my earlier family history (before the internet) and am merely considering having a look at the later census returns (and asking for an early Christmas present subscription!)

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Re: Which is the best site to access the 1911 and 1939 returns?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 21:12 GMT (UK) »
I've recently renewed my annual worldwide sub with A** 20 October 2018 for 89.99

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