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mgnv Report 8 Mar 2013 07:35

The GR search by census ref doesn't seem to work for the 1861 item.

GR uses the FMP census transcription, so you can use FMP search by census ref to see how they've transcribed the name (that bit's free - but you can't get much detail for free), then look that name (e.g., Jemima Locke) on GR.
Free hit gets:
Piece Folio Page Full name Registration district
RG09/1150 113 12 LOCKE, Jemima Hartismere


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 18:40


Thanks but I did know this. My main trouble is my age and health limits me in my travels. That is why I updated GR to Platimum


RolloTheRed Report 7 Mar 2013 18:16

You can access Ancestry for free at most public libraries.


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 17:49

With the help of Jonesy I have completed my project


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 15:36


Must be very handy but as I said as a pensioner I can only affrord one


DazedConfused Report 7 Mar 2013 12:46

Like many on here I have subs to both Ancestry & Findmypast

I like the search and viewing on Ancestry but for printouts the FMP is far superior.

And if you cannot find them on one they will turn up on the other.

And remember when searching: mis-transcriptions abound on all sites.

My family SELL, has been found under Sell, Sall, Soll, Sale etc., and even Lell, Loll, so it sometimes pays to be a bit adventurous with your spelling, and once found amendments can be submitted.

Good luck with all your research



Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 09:26


Will consider your advice I was originaly a standard member for years and have only just upgraded


Reggie Report 7 Mar 2013 09:20

When the time for renewal comes round, do yourself a favour, and revert to a basic sub with GR.

That will allow you to subscribe to either of the other sites, which are far superior with regard to resources for researching.

I don't think any of the regular 'helpers' on here use GR


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 09:20

Thanks for your help The 1871 reference worked but not the 1861
The name had been transcribed as Henry Cock


Jonesey Report 7 Mar 2013 09:12


As you said in your opening post, perhaps you would have been better served had you signed up to one of the other genealogy sites. Although GR has some very good points it appears that it is not considered to be amongst the best for searching records. On Ancestry for example the census search form allows you to just enter a census reference without inputting a persons name.

Have you considered taking up Ancestry's offer of a free 14 day trial? That might give you time to carry out some further research and if you cancel before the 14 days are up it will not cost you anything.


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 08:57

Jonesey Thanks for that but cannot see anywhere to use it

Update Found out how


Jonesey Report 7 Mar 2013 08:48

If GR has access to the transcription then they must also have access to the original. Here are the image source references. When searching on GR if it is possible enter the reference rather than a persons name.

1861 ref: Source Citation: Class: RG 9; Piece: 1150; Folio: 113; Page: 12

1871 ref: Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1738; Folio: 30; Page: 5


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 08:39

Yes thats them. I have the trascripts given me by a relation. It is the images I am after Actually Henry was born on the 22 Feb 1801


Jonesey Report 7 Mar 2013 08:19

Is this them?

Name: Henry Locke
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jemima Locke
Gender: Male
Where born: Stoke Ash, Suffolk, England
Civil parish: Stoke Ash
Ecclesiastical parish: Norwich
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:

View image
Registration district: Hartismere
Sub-registration district: Eye
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 64
Piece: 1150
Folio: 113
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Locke 58
Jemima Locke 42
Anna Locke 10
Martha Locke 8
Betsey Locke 6
Francis Locke 4
Eliza Locke 2
James Soames 64
Mary Soames 64
George Abbott 20

Name: Henry Lock
Age: 72
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1799
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Jemimia Lock
Gender: Male
Where born: Stoke Ash, Suffolk, England
Civil parish: Stoke Ash
Ecclesiastical parish: Hartismere
Town: Stoke Ash
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Registration district: Hartismere
Sub-registration district: Eye
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Household schedule number: 21
Piece: 1738
Folio: 30
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Lock 72
Jemimia Lock 52
Martha Lock 18
Frank Lock 14
Eliza Lock 12
Mary E Lock 10


Jonesey Report 7 Mar 2013 08:14


Post some of the family members names, birthplace, birth date ect and I will look for them on alternative sites records in 1861 & 1871 for you.

In 1901 there are 18 people named Lock who were born and still live in Stoke Ash.


Fredk Report 7 Mar 2013 08:11

I joined GR to download images of the censuses for the Lock Family of Stoke Ash Suffolk. I have downloaded the 1841,1851,1881,1891, 1911. According to GR search they do not exist in the 1861,1871. I know they do as they never left the village .On the 1901 Census the image never appears. Maybe I should have joined FMP or Ancestry. as a pensioner I cannot afford both. Have others found the same