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1921 census
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 13:55 GMT (UK) »
I am sure this topic is on here somewhere , but what do people think about the charges for the viewing of the census. Apparently 3.50 for one view of one item. Very expensive.
I have been waiting for this like many others ,but would like to look up multiple people.
It is a bit prohibitive for those in low incomes.
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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it soon adds up. I imagine the same applies in public libraries with otherwise free FindMyPast access. The only alternative is to go to The National Archives at Kew or to their hubs in Manchester or Wales where they say it will be free: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/regional-hubs-to-offer-free-online-access-to-1921-census/

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 14:41 GMT (UK) »
I'm afraid it's a case of "like it or lump it".  AND we had the same thing with the 1939 register, and possibly the 1911.

Even we who have paid for a full subscription - I've been a subscriber since 2013 -  will be charged.



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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 16:43 GMT (UK) »
So many people are "desperate" to advance their FH or get the answers to questions that they will pay.   Perhaps if they didn't - the costs would be reviewed as at the end of the day it's all about profits.   

I wonder how many people will pay & then find they have downloaded the wrong entry?  Much like the "wrong pre 1911 birth certs" before GRO online became available with mothers maiden name 

Isn't it going to be much like Scotlands People - pay per view?

I'm happy to wait until Ancestry include it in their subscription as they did with the 1911 & 1939

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 16:44 GMT (UK) »
I've just had a look at prices for the 1939 Register - back in 2015 -

6.95 per household or 24.95 for a 5 household bundle = 4.99 per household.

Again there was a discount for FindMyPast subscribers.

3.50 per view in 2022 compares VERY favourably  ;)

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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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 16:49 GMT (UK) »
I'll be waiting for "Ancestry" too, CaroleW.
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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 18:23 GMT (UK) »
I have 5 households on my "priority" list, which I will definitely order = 15.75 with subscriber discount.

I have another 10 or so that I might order = 31.50.

That would be 47.25 to get all the records I might want. An awful lot cheaper for me than travelling to London or Manchester and an awful lot less hassle in the current climate.

The records should be free, but our glorious leaders farm them out to private companies (where else are they doing that I wonder?), so those private companies need to recoup their huge costs. I don't begrudge them one bit.
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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Apologies, but I'm getting fed up with those who expect EVERYTHING for nothing.

I'm with mrcakey - I have 3 that I really want - my mother and her mother, my father with his parents, and my great-grandparents.  Any others are supernumerary and can wait!!



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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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 18:57 GMT (UK) »
I am just grateful the census is being released and do not mind paying 3.50 for one item. I have only about 5 that I really, really want.
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DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
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OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain