I am unable to search the England and Wales Census 1871 @ FS and I don't know why. I can BROWSE ALL 1,281,291 IMAGES if I'd like. lol The search field does not come up. Just wondering if anyone else is having that problem. Thanks Alison
Yes, Alison, there are known problems relating to the 1871 E&W census, but we still haven't received a "definitive answer" as to why these problems are presenting themselves. The other E&W collections appear to remain as they were. As you have experienced, the problems are not only connected with the relatively few numbers of records now available, but the limited way of finding the indexed records. From a public FS account the images have never been available to view from home.
Thanks for getting back to me. I thought maybe it was me. lol I actually ment that the link Browse All was the only clickable link option. I will use the 1871 at FreeCen for now then and not worry about attaching that source on FS.
I like the presentation of the records in FreeCEN and - if you use Family Tree - you can attach the URLs from FreeCEN to your Sources sections. Unlike many links (that only direct to the Home pages of a website) the FreeCEN ones actually do link directly to the record pages within. The only problem is that their coverage is rather patchy - depending on the county - but better than the 1871 FamilySearch coverage, at present!
Regards - Paul