Re: 1901 English Census
- Perhaps it may help to know that all of the Ancestry.com site is available
at the Family History Centre. It costs $1.00/hr to use the internet.
Ancestry has made its complete site available to all Family History Centres
at no cost to the Centres. The $1.00 is for the ADSL charges we have to pay
for our computers.
> > John Holden <john.holden3@...>http://www.afhs.ab.ca
> > " . . . as a result of the problems with the 1901, the PRO will
> > not now put any more censuses on line. They have instead, licensed the
> > whole lot to Ancestry.com as a way of fulfilling their promise. That has
> > to be an improvement doesn't it? Access virtually restricted to those
> > with credit cards. No free index. Probably no facility to correct
> > transcription errors."
> > It has been pointed out to me that people reading this message may think
> > it refers to the 1901 census. It does not. The 1901 census is online and
> > we hope it will stay on line. The PRO and Qinetiq need to make lots of
> > money to recoup their investment.
> > Please read the second line of John Holden's message carefully; ". . .
> > any more censuses . . ." are the operative words.
> > The PRO had promised to put the censuses for 1841 to 1891 online in a
> > similar fashion to the 1901 census. It now appears that because of all
> > the transcription errors (and the resulting complaints) they have
> > decided not to proceed with online versions for earlier censuses.
> > Instead, John Holden says they have licensed the project to
> > Ancestry.com.
> > No official announcement has been made to this effect.
> > * * *
> > Users of the 1901 online census will know that it is not available from
> > late Saturday evening to Monday morning (GMT). Yesterday I tried to get
> > in "through the back door" (using the https address) but it appears that
> > the door has been closed!
> > Rene Dussome
> > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
> > http://www.family-roots.ca