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Offline jmp

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Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« on: Wednesday 02 November 22 20:09 GMT (UK) »
From 1st November Oxfordshire Libraries have free access to the 1921 Census at their libraries through their FindMyPast subscription. You do need to go to the library to access this. It may be worth other counties checking to see if their libraries are also offering the same. ;D

Not sure if this is the best board to put this on but perhaps the Mods can move it if its more appropriate elsewhere and apologies if people are already aware ;)
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 November 22 10:51 GMT (UK) »

Thanks jmp - really useful information, and much sooner than I was expecting.  :)

Suffolk also now says they have free access to the 1921 census, but my home county doesn't.  Not sure whether this is something extra some councils are subscribing to, or if my home county is being slow in updating their webste.

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 November 22 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Yes a lot sooner than I thought they would be making it available too. From memory I think it was a year from release for the 1939 Register to appear on the Library edition.

I don't think that all counties subscribe to FindMyPast. A lot just have Ancestry only.
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 November 22 16:36 GMT (UK) »
My understanding is that youíll still have to pay to view an individual record on the 1921 Census?

Thatís certainly the case if you have current Subs to FindMyPast. I have , but havenít paid the upgrade for unlimited access, as Iíve already found and paid for the records that I wanted to see.

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 November 22 16:51 GMT (UK) »
My understanding is that youíll still have to pay to view an individual record on the 1921 Census?

Thatís certainly the case if you have current Subs to FindMyPast. I have , but havenít paid the upgrade for unlimited access, as Iíve already found and paid for the records that I wanted to see.

Romilly.

If you have the highest sub, there is no extra charge to view 1921 transcript or image. Lower tier subscription MIGHT be able to upgrade depending on exactly which sub you have.
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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 November 22 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Certainly in Oxforshire its free. I work in one of the libraries and helped a chap access it yesterday :D
Devon: Hortop, Phillips, Palmer, (Lamerton area)
Derbyshire: Hancock, Widdowson (Sheffield area)
Suffolk:Ratcliff ,Howlett, (Lowestoft area)
Kent:Ratcliff (Ramsgate area)
Norfolk: Stout, Fiske

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 03 November 22 17:15 GMT (UK) »
Certainly in Oxforshire its free. I work in one of the libraries and helped a chap access it yesterday :D

Yes, if it were pay per view in the library then it would be no different to what anybody can do from home without a subscription.

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 03 November 22 18:51 GMT (UK) »
I have full Membership of FindMyPast. However, if I want to open a Record on the 1921 Census on that Site, a message comes up telling me that I either have to pay £2.50 for the transcript, or upgrade with a payment of £19.95.

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Wilson, Warren, Dulston, Hooper, Duffin, Petty, Rees, Davies, Williams, Newman, Dyer, Hamilton, Edmeads, Pattenden.

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 03 November 22 20:41 GMT (UK) »
I have full Membership of FindMyPast. However, if I want to open a Record on the 1921 Census on that Site, a message comes up telling me that I either have to pay £2.50 for the transcript, or upgrade with a payment of £19.95.

Romilly.

If you have the Pro subscription you have to pay extra for 1921 census transcripts and images.  Premium subscription includes 1921 transcriptions and images.
Depending on when your renewal date is, it might be worth paying the upgrade.
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