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UK Census 2021

Did you know there will be a Census in March (Sunday 21/03/2021)? It will be primarily digital (you can get paper copies of forms on request) If you did/did not know does it bother you and why?


Created By on 26/01/2021

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CaroleAH
3 days ago
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Thanks for voting!
In this morning's post I have received my household identification letter for completing the census online. The letter says that it will take 10 minutes per person to complete - pity those households with lots of occupants! The letter also says that I can complete the census before 21st March and submit it but if my circumstances change before that date, I can let them know - bit difficult if you are a sole occupant ........ and have popped your clogs!!! 🙂
LJRCP
3rd Feb 2021 19:27:45 (Last activity: 8th Feb 2021 20:02:28)
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Thanks for voting!
I had a fleeting thought that it might be due, last year. It's an interesting and useful tool for genealogists, historians etc. I'm having great fun, excitement and surprises doing the family trees for my family and friends.
What I didn't know was the "do it online" idea. That, for us, is brilliant. But what about those without internet access? There will be many who don't and want their paper form.
Will there be a question like, " Have you lost a family member to Covid19? "That would be a very interesting question for future generations.
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Response from RetiredJohnB Original Poster made on 8th Feb 2021 20:02:28
Sorry have not replied previously, it appears that the notes telling me people had replied went into my spam folder.
I don't mind taking part but I'm concerned about the timing (mid Pandemic), the fact that there's been so little publicity .
I'm concerned about the digital aspect too, even though there is an even less publicised paper option.
Genealogy, I prefer someone else to do the work then tell me who I am related to.
Keep Safe
RJB
PurpleHat
29th Jan 2021 16:48:47 (Last activity: 8th Feb 2021 20:01:10)
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Thanks for voting!
I had heard that it was coming, and like CaroleAH I will find it interesting to see the how the population has moved and changed. From the 1951 one I was able to trace lost cousins and their children after being out of the country and losing touch for some years. It can be useful.
Response from RetiredJohnB Original Poster made on 8th Feb 2021 20:01:10
Sorry have not replied previously, it appears that the notes telling me people had replied went into my spam folder.
I don't mind taking part but I'm concerned about the timing (mid Pandemic), the fact that there's been so little publicity .
I'm concerned about the digital aspect too, even though there is an even less publicised paper option.
Genealogy, I prefer someone else to do the work then tell me who I am related to.
Keep Safe
RJB
CaroleAH
27th Jan 2021 13:53:16 (Last activity: 8th Feb 2021 20:00:37)
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Thanks for voting!
No, I hadn't realised that it was ten years since the last one. I am happy to take part and, as an amateur, genealogist, I find the information really helpful. The 1921 census will be published in 2022 so that will be interesting.
Response from RetiredJohnB Original Poster made on 8th Feb 2021 20:00:37
Sorry have not replied previously, it appears that the notes telling me people had replied went into my spam folder.
I don't mind taking part but I'm concerned about the timing (mid Pandemic), the fact that there's been so little publicity .
I'm concerned about the digital aspect too, even though there is an even less publicised paper option.
Genealogy, I prefer someone else to do the work then tell me who I am related to.
Keep Safe
RJB

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