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Ancestry and The Genealogist acquire the 1911 census

Ancestry.co.uk and The Genealogist have announced that they have acquired the 1911 census for England and Wales. The census is already available on Find My Past and the addition of other providers is welcome news for all family history researchers. The 1911 will be available to all of Ancestry’s subscribers: UK Essentials, Premium and Worldwide. […]

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The Census – a podcast

The latest National Archives podcast titled ‘Counting the People’ looks at how the task of conducting the census was carried out, the recruitment and administration of the mass of enumerators, and how the temporary clerks and permanent civil servants worked behind the scenes tabulating the information.

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1911 census birth and occupation codes

The 1911 census is now available through Find My Past, but having found the record you want and paid for a copy of the original household form, there is nothing more frustrating than being unable to read the occupation or birthplace. Perhaps the copy is unclear, or the handwriting is poor and to our modern […]

Wild card searching on Ancestry

Ancestry.co.uk and .com has announced that the Wild Card search facility has been improved. This is very good news if you are looking for that elusive ancestor who has been incorrectly transcribed on the census. Previously the wild card could only appear at the end of the name. A wild card is indicated by * […]

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Find My Past special offer

The winter evenings are now upon us and once the Christmas festivities are over then is the time to get on with researching your family history. Find My Past are making a special offer of 15% discount on all subscriptions taken out with using promotional code of EGGNOG. The offer is valid until 10th January […]

Two UK genealogy businesses join forces

It has been announced that the Friends Reunited Group which includes Genes Reunited has been sold to brightsolid, an online innovation business owned by DC Thomson. brightsolid also owns findmypast.com (which operate the official 1901 and 1911 Census websites respectively in association with The National Archives) and ScotlandsPeople in partnership with General Register Office for […]

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