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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 03 November 22 21:18 GMT (UK) »
Cheshire libraries have it free of charge too!
(Although there is no mention of this on their website.)

Thank you jmp! Without your message, I just wouldn't have thought about it. But after reading your message, I went to my local Cheshire library today and spent a happy hour downloading the pages for 10 individuals. I prepared carefully in advance using the free 1921 FindMyPast look-up information at home, so that I didn't need to waste time searching for things in vain. After downloading the pages, I then sent them to my email account.

The time limit for using a computer in my library is one hour, but I was able to gather the 1921 pages for 10 people within that time limit.

Anyway, I am absolutely delighted. I previously held back from buying any images, so this was my first chance to see the 1921 Census.

So, thank you again, jmp, for posting the information.

Yippee!

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 03 November 22 22:04 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.

You need to go to your library if they have access. You cannot access the library edition from your home computer.  I have FindMyPast at home. If I try to access the library version from here it just asks you to sign in with your own account and then it asks for payment. Perhaps that is what you are  trying to do? 

Well done UKgirl. Glad you got some results :D We in the libraries were only told about the access the day before it went live. Perhaps some libraries are a little late updating their websites
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 #11 on: Friday 04 November 22 08:19 GMT (UK) »
My local library (Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas, Isle of Man) only has Ancestry.
However, the Library at the Manx Museum does have FindMyPast!

So, worth trying archives?
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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 09 November 22 09:46 GMT (UK) »
As from November 1st 2022, its available in libraries who subscribe to findmypast library edition, as i can see on the internet, what i can't find is a list of those who have it in Derbyshire  :( :( :(


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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 09 November 22 10:24 GMT (UK) »
As from November 1st 2022, its available in libraries who subscribe to findmypast library edition, as i can see on the internet, what i can't find is a list of those who have it in Derbyshire  :( :( :(

The Derbyshire CC website only mentions access to AncestryLibrary which implies they don't have FindMyPast.  It might be worth giving them a call to check, and perhaps making a request for them to subscribe if they don't already.  The more people who ask, the more likely they will provide it.  :)

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 10 November 22 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Sefton Libraries now have free access to the 1921 census too.

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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 10 November 22 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Cheshire libraries have it free of charge too!
(Although there is no mention of this on their website.)

Thank you jmp! Without your message, I just wouldn't have thought about it. But after reading your message, I went to my local Cheshire library today and spent a happy hour downloading the pages for 10 individuals. I prepared carefully in advance using the free 1921 FindMyPast look-up information at home, so that I didn't need to waste time searching for things in vain. After downloading the pages, I then sent them to my email account.

The time limit for using a computer in my library is one hour, but I was able to gather the 1921 pages for 10 people within that time limit.

Anyway, I am absolutely delighted. I previously held back from buying any images, so this was my first chance to see the 1921 Census.

So, thank you again, jmp, for posting the information.  Yippee!  UKgirl

Yay... Well done UKgirl.  :D 
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Re: Free 1921 Census at your local library?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 11 November 22 10:46 GMT (UK) »
As from November 1st 2022, its available in libraries who subscribe to findmypast library edition, as i can see on the internet, what i can't find is a list of those who have it in Derbyshire  :( :( :(

The Derbyshire CC website only mentions access to AncestryLibrary which implies they don't have FindMyPast.  It might be worth giving them a call to check, and perhaps making a request for them to subscribe if they don't already.  The more people who ask, the more likely they will provide it.  :)

Phoned Chesterfield Library they have FindMyPast Library edition but its not allowing free access to 1921 records at the moment so, looks like i might have to go to Manchester   :-[  :-[  :-[