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Census address search on FindMyPast
« on: Friday 23 April 21 10:41 BST (UK) »
Just noticed today that Find My Past have introduced a Census Address search.  You can search for any address in any census.

It says Select a Census, Street name, Location.

Has anyone else seen this?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Census address search on FindMyPast
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 April 21 10:46 BST (UK) »
Yes.  Although it is just a relocation of the facility that has been a feature of FindMyPast for some time.

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" !!!
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Re: Census address search on FindMyPast
« Reply #2 on: Friday 23 April 21 11:00 BST (UK) »
Ah I see.  So if you want to search a census address you use that instead of doing so on the actual census record, e.g. 1911.



Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Census address search on FindMyPast
« Reply #3 on: Friday 23 April 21 11:13 BST (UK) »
In the past if you wanted to search by address you had to access the census via the Quick Links facility and then choose the census you want, then there was a choice of Name or Address.  So now it's going to be a lot quicker - I think/hope.   :-\
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" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 April 21 11:21 BST (UK) »
It should be quicker.  That's presumably the whole idea of it.  :)
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 23 April 21 11:33 BST (UK) »
I've just had another look and it is listed under the "Search" heading.

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" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 23 April 21 11:38 BST (UK) »
Yes, that is how I noticed it.  No doubt in time the New bit will disappear and it will be part of the Search facility.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Census address search on FindMyPast
« Reply #7 on: Friday 23 April 21 13:10 BST (UK) »
I used the old style address search quite a lot. The new one seems to be an improvement  :)
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Re: Census address search on FindMyPast
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 April 21 23:14 BST (UK) »
Me too.. I used the old version which was sometimes ,ore helpful if transcription of names was incorrectly noted....
Not tried new version yet but will do shortly...

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