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Census lack of info

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Donald Report 4 Mar 2021 13:49

Hi I am having difficulty getting information on any of my past relations using the Census tool its not coming up with any results no matter who I am looking /hoping to find any help would be gratefully received thank you in advance


Maddie Report 4 Mar 2021 14:14

do you want to want to post info here and we can check on other sites


greyghost Report 4 Mar 2021 14:16

What membership level do you have Donald?

Mine is Standard - (cheap and cheerful) and I can do a Search for results only for "free" If I wanted to look at the actual transcription or original record I would have to buy credits for the privilege. If you're a full member then you should be able to access them.

Not many of us are full members, we use other sites with better records, but stay here to help out other members like yourself.

If you really can't get any joy then contact Support to get sorted (takes a few working days for a reply).

In the meantimes if there's anyone we can look up for you, just post on this board giving as much information as you can please to help us help you.


malyon Report 4 Mar 2021 14:47

look on famileysearch its free best one for census


ArgyllGran Report 4 Mar 2021 15:10

Remember that names may not always be spelled the way you expect, and ages are not always accurate on census records.

The main sites we use are and
Both of those are subscription sites, but we're always happy to look things up for others.

Free sites include and

If you're looking for the 1911 census for Scotland, it's only available on
On that site you can do a basic search free, and with a bit of effort can figure out the names of some , if not all, of the people in the household. Buy credits to see the image of the original document for full details.


ErikaH Report 4 Mar 2021 16:59

If you’re looking on GR, don’t bother. This site is very little use for records.

Tell us who you’re looking for, and we’ll try to help. Name, birth year, birthplace are needed


Donald Report 23 Mar 2021 11:25

hi one and all I would like to thank you all for taking the time and helping me,
I have not been very well and am felling better now and will get back to working on my tree and family history thank you all again for your help please stay safe and well warmest regards Barry