OK folks...I give up. Trying to work on my maternal side of the family I'm stuck at my grandfather. He was named William Davies and the only info from the various sources I have been able to access has been that he came from Wales. I need to be able to access the Censuss (or should that be Censusii) to locate where he was actually born and I find they are, at the moment, only accessible via the 'commercial' genealogy sites. Which ones are the most useful/cheapest/best? thanks in anticipation Tonymitch.
Yep...I've both death and birth details and his father's name (Benjamin) but on all the census he is listed only as being born in Wales with one exception and that is the 1911 census which gives the county of birth as Cardiganshire. The only problem with this is, that following his birth registration they changed the county boundaries, so one is uncertain if he was born in Cardiganshire or Camarthenshire. Anyway thanks...I'll try Family Search. I hadn't heard of them.
Also Tony, I don't know 'where' you are located, but if you are a member of a local (or in Australia it's also the case for State and National) library then at the moment they have free access to the library edition of Ancestry from your home. It's definitely worth asking if it's available...Familysearch.com is great though!
G'Day Chris. Thanks for the tip. I know about local libraries having access to the Census' but ours are all closed due to the virus and even if they were not I still wouldn't use them due to my age and health problems. My location is North East Wales not far from the English border. I'm going to see if Family Search can help.
I use multiple sites due to being an America mutt. Proud of that, I am mostly English/Cornish Belgian with a dash of Swedish. Mostly Celtic. I hate the pandemic which has shut down the LDS centers. I can go online with my library card and access Ancestry.com and the military records, My property taxes go to to good things.
Very recently I connected with a cousin who does a great job on Wiki Tree. We have resolved an issue re: a Bartle marriage by sharing information. Look to all of the winds; your answer can come from anywhere. And we are in this together.