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Dont forget folks;1911 Restrictions Lifted.

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BM Report 7 Jan 2012 18:46

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Jan 2012 18:56

I would report that to, if I were you.

I have only downloaded one myself and that had the infirmity column visible.


BM Report 7 Jan 2012 18:59

ok thanks. I have looked at 1 record who's name was Taylor (named in another thread) not a relative of mine. Just my relatives, even surname beginning with B!


*Alison* Report 7 Jan 2012 21:03

they are all still blanked out for me aswell here on GR, are they supposed to be uncovered on here now then? Acestry still covered up aswell.


DebifromLeeds Report 7 Jan 2012 23:15

Yes, but you have to pay to view the 1911 site!
I have 6 month membership with GR and do the Monthly with Ancestry and I can not see the last column! So frustrating.
I can view the 1911 census on both, but not the blanked out column, do I have to pay more to see this?


BM Report 8 Jan 2012 08:44

No, I viewed one who isn't a relation of mine but someone posted names so people could look at it. That was not blanked.


BM Report 8 Jan 2012 09:55

Well I have seen 1 image on here. Not my family though :-(


Kay???? Report 8 Jan 2012 10:02

perhaps softwear is needed to remove the blank strip which they dont have.?


BM Report 8 Jan 2012 11:29

But then how could they remove a white strip on 1 record?


ShelleyRose Report 8 Jan 2012 12:51

Have just been on FMP to view the last column, the white strip has now been removed, (on the relative I was looking for) not much help though, as it doesn't give me the info I was hoping to find.
Hope you all have better luck,
Best Wishes,

ShelleyRose x :-(

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jan 2012 14:24

"A few weeks ago I recall that fmp announced that the last column would be viewable in early January and their report said that theirs was the only site where it would be available???"

- I read that, too, but it was untrue; the infirmity column was first visible in in the morning of 4th January, then later in the day in When I did a search for someone on 5th January in genes reunited, the column was visible. I am awaiting for a response from ancestry as to why the column is not yet visible in that site; I have no knowledge of the genealogist site that also has the 1911 census.


*Alison* Report 8 Jan 2012 14:24

Same here, i have GR and Ancestry, and i'm not paying for another site on top of those, hopefully it will be available oh here and ancestry soon :-D

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 10 Jan 2012 16:09

Hi ,
I have just been on Ance*stry and was looking at the 1911 census England .
I scolled down and found this ......

The 1911 census of England was taken on the night of April 2nd 1911.....

Name .
relationship.. to head of family.
Age ..last birthday
Sex .
Marriage details (including number of children )
Occupation (for people 10yrs & over )
Infirmity..(deaf, blind, lunatic etc)
INFIRMITY INFORMATION will not be available until 2012 for privacy reasons
postal address.

like JoyKM .
I sent an email to them asking when it was going to be lifted and the asnwer was ...

Unfortunately at this time we do not have an answer for you .
I have spoken with our content dept on this and i am waiting for an answer back from them



Vera2010 Report 10 Jan 2012 17:07

Thanks Hazel. Not sure I want to see that column anyway. Already got one 'lunatic' which was quite a shock especially as he died v young in the asylum. Not sure why that was allowed to be listed on 1881 census. However, I am sure my curiosity will get the better of me when all is revealed.


Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 10 Jan 2012 17:28

Hello Vera 2010,
i also found my grandmothers brother aged 17 yrs old on the 1901 census
stating that he was a imbecile.


BM Report 11 Jan 2012 07:29

Thanks for your email

These details on the 1911 census will be displayed on wednesday. (today)

I hope this helps

Kind Regards,

Genes Reunited Support Team

This is what they sent me. :-D

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Jan 2012 08:44

How interesting.

I and others were able to see the infirmity column nearly a week ago in genes reunited, and Estelle in facebook said that the column was visible and asked for people to contact her if it was not visible to them.

In previous censuses, from 1841 to 1901, we had been used to reading, for instance, deaf, blind, cripple, imbecile, in the infirmity column; those words were not written by the householder. Now, for the first time, the description was written by the householder. It could have felt quite a responsibility filling in that census form by yourself, trying your best to make sure you got it right.
Some descriptions are amusing to read, such as the wife had a sharp tongue, and a child was lazy.


*Alison* Report 11 Jan 2012 10:31

i think only some have been uncovered.

Some of the families i'm looking at that have been uncovered have nothing at all written in the infirmity bit. but there are still quite a few of my families that are still covered up.
Here is one: Thomas Rowles b.1887 in manchester, and living in Manchester. Living on Grindle street, Manchester. The infirmity is still covered, but when you click 'Next' to see others on the street, they have all been uncovered! apart from my Rowles family! so i'm curious as to why this one family is still covered, and it is like that with others i have tried looking at. Its just funny how all the families i want to look at are still covered, but when you scroll through the rest of the street, they are all uncovered!?!



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Jan 2012 13:08

Is it the one living at 11 Grindle St Deansgate Manchester?

Nothing untoward shown on the uncovered versiion on FMP. Whoever had filled it in had written 'none' in the disability column, and ticks for the other people in the household, presumably to indicate they didn't have a disabilty either. Most Odd.


*Alison* Report 11 Jan 2012 14:00

yes, thats the one at 11 grindle st.

It is odd how they have uncovered the rest of the street, but not theirs! especially as you say, there is nothing wrong with them!