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From: "J.M. de Montalk" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] 1841 census ?
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 11:07:20 +1300
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Yes, I had a short subscription to British Origins, and found some good
material on my families. But, as you say, the 1841 for London/Middlesex
isn't available there yet.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paula Goodfellow" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Lon] 1841 census ?
> I've been using British Origins for the 1841, and really like the quality
> of the index. Images are available there too. But only perhaps a third
> of the counties are indexed so far. I've just been lucky that most of the
> ones I'm interested in are there. I think that there are no London
> counties there yet, but my ancestors weren't in London by 1841. Paula
> On Dec 31, 2005, at 12:37 PM, J.M. de Montalk wrote:
>> 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"
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:28 PM
>> Subject: RE: [Lon] 1841 census ?
>>> Hi Claire
>>> The subscription options to The Genealogist are indeed complicated.
>>> 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
>>> comparison, but obviously if you are absolutely sure that you only need
>>> look at one county for one census year then it would be cheaper for
>>> The Genealogist's 1841 offering does not at present include images
>>> some of their other census years do). This is a real disadvantage and
>>> should bear it in mind when you make your choice. An index is only
>>> ever an
>>> aid to viewing the actual record. S&N (The Genealogist's sister
>>> sell the actual images on disc, as do Stepping Stones. Archive CD
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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 be
>>>> 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
>>>> Thank you. Claire.
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