1921 Census

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WilmaM
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by WilmaM » Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:24 pm

[scotland-flag]
St Andrew's Day , not a bad day to pick! =D>
Wilma

garibaldired
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by garibaldired » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:16 pm

:D I'm so excited but I might give it a few days....... :D

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Re: 1921 Census

Post by AndrewP » Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:29 pm

I'm off work for the next couple of days; was already planned. I now know where some of my time [and money] will be going.

Be aware that ScotlandsPeople will be offline for the three hours [6am to 9am] prior to the 1921 census release at 9am on 30-Nov-2022.

All the best,

AndrewP

billymac
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by billymac » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:57 pm

Yahoo!!!
At last! =D>

Falkyrn
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by Falkyrn » Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:33 pm

If anyone needs an abbreviation "translated" a fairly comprehensive list can be found at https://www.oldscottish.com/blog/what-t ... 921-census
~RJ Paton~

WilmaM
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by WilmaM » Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:01 pm

It has been mentioned elsewhere, that the census that year was on 19th of July, so many may have been on holiday.
So not all showing up where you may expect.
Try widening your search.

A couple of glitches showed up for me - sometimes they give the results in neat pages of 25 per page, others in one page of 300+ results!!!

Many of my lot[s] have been found under 'pet' or shortened names ie Maggie for Margaret and Lizzie for Elizabeth - so beware esp. as the search defaults to 'exact names' and you have to select 'wildcards' each time.

Otherwise it's going fairly smoothly.
Wilma

ninatoo
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by ninatoo » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:16 am

Is anyone else having trouble with the wildcard symbol * ?

If I try it, I get no results. This implies we must know the correct spelling but some of the names I have have variations, such as Cotterill.

Frustrating!
Researching: Easton ( Renfrewshire, Dunbarton and Glasgow), Corr (Londonderry and Glasgow), Carson (Co. Down, Irvine, Ayrshire and Glasgow), Logan (Londonderry and Glasgow)

WilmaM
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Re: 1921 Census

Post by WilmaM » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:59 am

Using both ' * ' and ' ? '
are working OK for me BUT you need to go to 'Search Options' and click 'Wildcards Allowed'
before they will work.

It is a nuisance, as you have to do it for each search field each time - before if you put in a wildcard it automatically switched from 'exact names' to 'wildcards allowed' .
I've had to re-do dozens of searches :(
Wilma

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Re: 1921 Census

Post by ninatoo » Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:40 pm

Thanks for that butr the site never used to work like that. What a pain!!
Researching: Easton ( Renfrewshire, Dunbarton and Glasgow), Corr (Londonderry and Glasgow), Carson (Co. Down, Irvine, Ayrshire and Glasgow), Logan (Londonderry and Glasgow)

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