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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #72 on: Thursday 06 January 22 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Not off to a great start.  My first search was for my grandmother with her parents and siblings, surname SPOONER.  I eventually found them transcribed under the surname STONER.

I haven't bought the image yet so I don't know if the original was badly written. I bet they will ask if I would like to submit a correction, so I will pay for the incorrectly transcribed image and correct it for them  ::)

Interesting.  I suppose I thought that the transcriptions would be much more accurate this time around.  I did a 5 minute search this morning for the Hassan family but found nothing.  Hopefully they are just mistranscribed somewhere.

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #73 on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:19 GMT (UK) »
surely you are taking the mick, stating that a transcription is "wrong" when you haven't seen the original
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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #74 on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:25 GMT (UK) »
True...

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #75 on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Seems to search efficiently enough. I have found both my parents easily enough but yet to download. The main point of interest is whether the form will show the stillbirths that I was told had occurred.

My main interest was trying to locate a high level DNA connection who may have been born in 1920 or 1922 for whom no birth record or putative parents' marriage can be found in the GRO Index. Of course I can't find her!


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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #76 on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:56 GMT (UK) »
surely you are taking the mick, stating that a transcription is "wrong" when you haven't seen the original

The transcription for the "Stoner" family are my Spooner family.  All 5 family members are transcribed with the christian names, birth dates, birth places and town location that I know to be correct.  One had a particularly unusual middle name.

I have also searched for my maternal grandmother and her family, again all details correct but the Loundes family have been transcribed as Launder.

I will be buying both original images later, I will then see just how bad the handwriting was.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/West Bromwich.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #77 on: Thursday 06 January 22 10:59 GMT (UK) »
I`ve just paid to see the copy of the entry for my grandfather and cannot see anything identifying the address - can anyone help please?  The search just says Aston District (Birmingham) but I was hoping for the street
I haven`t paid to see the transcript - it sounds like that doesn`t give the information either - just a map including the local area

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #78 on: Thursday 06 January 22 11:07 GMT (UK) »
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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #79 on: Thursday 06 January 22 11:12 GMT (UK) »
I must say that I am underwhelmed by the census. It's probably because many of us who are of a certain age know where everyone was, etc. and the 1911, 1939, subsequent deaths, marriages and births are already collected. I'll store them for my records to pass on but ....

Sadly, this is the last UK census that I'll see as the 1951 is probably too late, unless I live to be into my 100s.


PS - to me, the 1911 was far more informative.


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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #80 on: Thursday 06 January 22 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for help finding the address - apologies for not spotting earlier posts about this