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1921 Census Missing People
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:42 GMT (UK) »
Have been looking through 1921 Census entries and it took a while to work out how to access the different pages (eg the front page). Was going to post questions for help with some of the abbreviations, eg S E & C Ry ( South East & Chatham Railway) and B.A. Station, Old Kent Road (Bricklayers Arms Station), until I finally worked these out for myself!

My question is, is the digitization of the Census complete or are there missing books? There are a few people I just cannot find. Hopefully they'll appear in time ...
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks

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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Could be just transcription errors, all newly released census takes a while to iron out.

Iím trying to resist the temptation for a few weeks at least.
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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Never any guarantees  that a particular address will be there.
Nor that the handwriting is legible
Nor that the transcription is what it should be.

Most of the "I can't find" examples I've seen today have been operator error.

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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:51 GMT (UK) »
jc26red  PaulineJ - thanks!

Pleased with what I've found so far. Knowing bits of family history and fallouts, just wanted to place people who left home at a young age. I know who my grandmother went to live with, but can find neither my grandmother nor her aunt (and husband).

Patience is a virtue, I guess!
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks

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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 06 January 22 22:57 GMT (UK) »
3 grandparents found so far - 1 is proving elusive but will keep looking. 
Hinchliffe - Huddersfield Wiltshire
Burroughs - Arlingham Glos
Pick - Frocester Glos

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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 January 22 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Good Luck and Happy Hunting, Milliepede!
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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 January 22 02:40 GMT (UK) »
I've offered in excess of a hundred census transcription corrections to FindMyPast for one family in the last 12 months and based on another evening of research I can see another 100 offered before the end of January.  I don't know if I'm just unlucky or if the transcriptions are based on one entry on an image (I'm talking all census years here not just the 1921).

I've seen Salop as plain as day on the image transcribed as Surrey, a village in Lincs indexed as Scotland (and therefore the image isn't displayed) and surnames mashed so badly there is no hope of finding them short of trawling image by image.

I keep seeing the same excuse they give about time pressures and resources but never a response as to how that applies to the census that have been available for years, I'm ashamed and feel pretty stupid for subscribing to them for as long as I have to be honest. As for the 1921 I won't be bothering, the ER's for that period in the area I'm researching are pretty useful and though they miss children out for obvious reasons I can account for them through a variety of other sources without losing what little hair I have battling yet more transcription howlers. 
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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 January 22 10:19 GMT (UK) »
  And do any of your corrections get dealt with? Many of mine never are, and I do know the rules for transcribing. If I can see an entry is dubious, I don't send it in.
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Kent, Felton, Essex
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Re: 1921 Census Missing People
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 January 22 10:23 GMT (UK) »
I've had corrections accepted at FindMyPast.

Not many submitted recently though
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