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From: "J.M. de Montalk" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] 1841 census ?
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 09:37:35 +1300
I'm glad I'm not the only one who had trouble with the system! It is
becoming apparent that probably I should wait for Ancestry to get the 1841
online and then have a subscription to fill out my missing branches, as
there are some other years I need to search as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:28 PM
Subject: RE: [Lon] 1841 census ?
> Hi Claire
> The subscription options to The Genealogist are indeed complicated. Which
> you should choose (if any) depends very much on your individual
> circumstances. But the basic principle is that the more you buy the
> the value. The shortest all-inclusive subscription (don't forget this
> you access to the GRO index as well as census indexes) is for a quarter
> (£24.95), but obviously it gets cheaper if you sign up for longer.
> Subscriptions to individual indexes (pay-per-view) are very expensive by
> comparison, but obviously if you are absolutely sure that you only need to
> look at one county for one census year then it would be cheaper for you.
> The Genealogist's 1841 offering does not at present include images (though
> some of their other census years do). This is a real disadvantage and you
> should bear it in mind when you make your choice. An index is only ever
> aid to viewing the actual record. S&N (The Genealogist's sister company)
> sell the actual images on disc, as do Stepping Stones. Archive CD Books
> have them in the pipeline (and I believe theirs will be available in
> chunks). But I think only S&N include the street index (pretty much vital
> There are a great many organisations now competing for our money in the
> provision of census and BMD data. There are pros and cons to all of them,
> so do think carefully before parting with your money. There is good
> to believe that Ancestry will have 1841 online in 2006, British Origins
> a number of counties already but no news about when London will appear.
> 1837online are promising another census year soon (I expect that will be
> 1851 but I don't know for sure).
> Hope some of this helps!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Claire [mailto:]
>> Sent: 31 December 2005 08:06
>> Subject: Re: [Lon] 1841 census ?
>> I'd like to put the same query regarding the Genealogist site for
>> the 41 census. I wonder if someone subscribed could suggest what night
>> the best option? Also can you just purchase month by month or is it
>> payments over a 12 month period? I have a number of families to check.
>> Thank you. Claire.
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