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Hi Martin.

Most sites with the 1911 census, are pay per view. If you are a paid up member of one of these sites, then there shouldn't be a problem.

However, two of these sites have had server problems this last week or so, and that may be the problem.

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Some libraries have free access to either Find my Past or Ancestry. Findmypast has access to the 1911 census already and Ancestry is getting access over the next twelves months. There is full access to the channel islands and Isle of Man already with other counties coming on line.
 

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At some point, you are going to need to spend a bit of cash, whether it be on certs, or a Family history site.

You will be really lucky if you don't need to do this, and I hope it's the case. But the experience is, 'you don't get owt for nowt'.;)

You will need to balance out, where will your money be best spent, and what information you need.


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Oh dear,
by joining this forum I was hoping to find out how to do this for free.
I can't justify the cost of joining the various sites, unfortunately, but I really thank those who've helped already.

Martin
Don't get me wrong Martin. There is a huge amount of info you can get for free, but at some point you may have to purchase a birth, death or marriage cert, for confirmation or elimination of a potential relative.

Everyone here will do what they can to help, so don't worry yet.:biggrin:


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That makes me sound like a tight wad, which perhaps I am. I just thought public records were free, apart from having to pay for a copy of a certificate which is normal, providing it's not outrageous!
Just a sight of it would be sufficient as I'm not looking to do a fancy tree or anything. I'd be happy to confirm the Irish connections my Dad and his Mum spoke of.

Thanks,
Martin
 

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That makes me sound like a tight wad, which perhaps I am. I just thought public records were free, apart from having to pay for a copy of a certificate which is normal, providing it's not outrageous!
Just a sight of it would be sufficient as I'm not looking to do a fancy tree or anything. I'd be happy to confirm the Irish connections my Dad and his Mum spoke of.

Thanks,
Martin
All certs are £9.25 from here: https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

You will need to register, and have a credit/debit card.

Tight wad.....never. It's expensive enough this FH lark, and most are willing to help people save you, and others money.

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If you post who you are looking for then perhaps we could find a transcription

Edit: you could take a 14 day trial at findmypast and cancel round about the 10 day so no money is taken. Your bank/credit card company will earmark the money for the 14 days though but will be reinstated into your account once you have cancelled.
 
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It would be nice to think that you could get things for free but even the free information has to be obtained and that is not always for free.
I do transcriptions for several 'free' sites, just to repay them for the help I have recieved.
I am trying to get some more microfiche data, incurring some cost, although this is partly to help my own searches but the infromation will end up on a free site!
On another tack does anyone know of an easy way to rewad microfiche at home!, my next task(starter for 10)
Peter
 

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