Absolutely Liz, but sometimes people only post a reference - and (especially Ancestry) its
easier to use the Census Refs (Piece, Folio, Page) rather than fight through all the
From: Eliz Hanebury <elizhgene(a)gmail.com>
To: Jennifer Cairns <jenmathias(a)gmail.com>
Cc: Dyfed Family History <dyfed(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 21:27
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Searching Ancestry and Findmypast Censuses using References.
I find it much easier to just go in from the main page, search the
name I want, if I think they died in the UK I will use county of birth
(if you use county you get no shipping records) and then just look
over the results (always using old search, exact)
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Jennifer Cairns <jenmathias(a)gmail.com> wrote:
In case this info is useful ... I suddenly found this evening that both Ancestry and
Findmypast changed the mode of access since I last needed to use this search mode.
To fill in census refs in ANCESTRY and FINDMYPAST
(and goodness knows why they make it so difficult...)
Go into Ancestry.
Click SEARCH ALL RECORDS
Click on OLD SEARCH (top right of screen, under HELP]
Click on UK CENSUS COLLECTION in the right hand column
And at the bottom of the first dialogue box, near the orange coloured SEARCH button
LO! a line of the boxes for us to fill in the details.
Searching Findmypast using Census refs has changed since I last used this... although
they give a url on their help pages I couldn't find it on the various menus... It used
to be on the Address search pages forms.
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