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Jean McClennon
United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:13
Sutton 1901 census missing from ancestry.com
Could I please ask anyone with a subscription to Ancestry to e mail them and complain about the missing 1901 census for Sutton. I have been asking them why they don't have it since 2007 and they finally admitted in January that it exists but since then they have stalled and basically said that I am the only one who wants it and it's low on their list of priorities. Any support on this would be brilliant. Thanks Jean
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 17:09
Hi Jean, 1901 Steeton is also missing. I emailed Ancestry some years back but nothing has happened. However, it is on Findmypast but you will need to buy some credits.
Jean McClennon
United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 20:56
Hi Robin, I do buy an odd month from Find my past but it's annoying when Ancestry costs so much that they have gaps in basic census information which they don't seem interested in filling. They are very keen on sending e mails bragging about records of clergymen in Birmingham or cowboys in Patagonia but won't complete the basics. So a few more e mails to customer service may help.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Thursday, July 31, 2014 00:49
So, as I am on Long service leave prior to retiring and my wife has started to delve into her family history, I was recommended to try Ancestry and Find my past. Listening to you what's the concensus of opinion in chosing which web site as they are numerous.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Thursday, July 31, 2014 06:48
David, I originally signed up with Genesreunited and was with them for a number of years. I transferred to Ancestry because I prefer the tree layout and they do have a huge amount of primary source information, including all the West Yorkshire parish records - not North Yorkshire yet. Findmypast may well be equally good but I tend to buy credits and to search their sources (ones that are not on Ancestry). My advice to anyone starting a family tree is to use primary sources only and I certainly do not rely on research done by others without thoroughly checking against all sources. Check out all the sites and what they have to offer and plumb for the one that you feel most comfortable with, you can always transfer your material to another site at a later date. If you are searching for family in the Kildwick/Sutton area I recommend signing up to Craven Indexes - a one off payment of 10ish. Good luck
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:37
Ancestry offer a 14 day free trial, so this is a good way of navigating the website free of charge to see if it offers what you are after.

I've been subscribing to both Ancestry and FindMyPast for several years now and find advantages & disadvantages with both sites. Sometimes one site offers what the other doesn't and vice versa, so I find I have (or rather I choose) to subscribe to both to get all the information that I need.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saturday, August 2, 2014 09:01
FindMyPast have (had) a '50% off when you buy a 12 month subscription' offer that is supposed to have expired at midnight on 31st July a couple of days ago.

However I've been reliably informed by a couple of people that the offer is still valid.

If anyone is interested in subscribing then copy & paste the following into the browser address bar

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/Facebook_Offer_2

If indeed the offer has expired it still pays to keep an eye out for these types of promotional offers.



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