2021 Census

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  1. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I have been wearing my nursing cap for the past couple of days, my widowed elderly cousin had a cataract op, so I stayed with him to make sure he was OK and could take care of himself post op.
    In his post this morning came his 2021 census letter, with code to complete online. He has no internet, only has a land line, so I have had to ring and order him a paper version, which I will fill in for him once it arrives.
    So hopefully very soon we will all be getting the same letter and can start to complete it for future genealogists to examine in 100 years time (I hope).
    I kept the paper version from 2011 for my files, and filled in the online one for the authorities, and am tempted to get a paper one this time, to keep in my records too.
     
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    I would imagine that there will be a lot of forms either not completed or deliberately filled in with rubbish - so many people have stupid beliefs about authority and government these days. They're all out to get you, control you, steal your identity, kill you off...
     
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    I have read that a number of people say that they will not fill in the form.
    Others say that they will put Cornish born although they are not.
    If family history continues that will surprise a few people looking for ancestors.
     
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  4. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    I thought that.

    My census letter and access code came this morning.
     
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    2021 is all very well but the one I want is 1921.....
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Ist Jan 2022 - it will soon be here:)
     
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    And that'll really set the cat amongst the pigeons. :nailbiting: Some of my family won't be where they are meant to be... :oops:
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    And you can be as surprised as the rest of them;)
     
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    There again, it could be the crack that brings down the biggest brick wall to date. ;)
     
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    Having just filled mine in, I notice they don't ask for county of birth,
     
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    Page 15 = how would you describe your national identity.I shall tick British .Ethnic group-any other white background I shall put Cornish. I am Cornish and so are my ancestors.
    Why have you filled in the census now?It should be done on or after 21 March.
     
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    The accompanying leaflet says you can fill in online earlier if you know who will be present then, and if things change after that, let them know. I know it will only be me so got it out of the way.
     
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    I'm glad you filled it in and not out, which is a bugbear of mine. North America fill things out, we fill them in. :)

    1841 census all over again, then. :confused:

    I'm going to have to look at mine. I was surprised when son-in-law filled his in a couple of days ago (apparently he didn't know where my daughter worked, which went down well).


     
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    Update: Good heavens, that was quite hard! I can't remember what was for tea last night let alone how many O and A levels I have.

    In all seriousness, I can see many people either not filling this in or writing any old nonsense for the sake of completing it. :confused: My elderly mother, for example, would have found this impossible.

    I also envisage family historians in 2121 being incredulous over some of the things like mains gas central heating and owning a car. :ghost:
     
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    As mentioned above, today is Census Day for those of us in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Folk in Scotland will be completing theirs next year owing to the impact of the pandemic.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Ours is 10th August.
     
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  18. Bay Horse

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    Drat. :nailbiting:

    Here's me, all smug, done it already. Then I realised my mum's cottage (it's mine now, but still 'my mum's' if that makes sense) still has the census letter thrown unopened on the conservatory windowsill.

    I'm going to have to go and get it and register it as 'unoccupied'. :sceptical: It didn't occur to me.

    That made me think of the number of times I've browsed the census and been disappointed by the word 'unoccupied'.
     
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  19. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    You can get the reference number either online or by ringing them
    if it is far to the cottage. My partner's daughter did that rather than
    one of us travelling from South Wales to Exeter just for that!
     
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    Thank you, Burt. I went for it anyway but I suppose it got me out of the cage for a couple of hours.

    'Tis done.
     
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