Search for content in message boards

Ancestry.co.uk pull out of bidding for the 1911 UK census

Replies: 77

Ancestry.co.uk pull out of bidding for the 1911 UK census

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 5:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Quote from the Sunday Herald Newspaper:

Brightsolid has recently won a contract to digitise, license and publish the 1911 Census of England and Wales from the National Archives in Kew, London. Van der Kuyl said the contract win was a "big deal" since the 1911 data is the most recent for which a licence is available, due to a 100-year bar on publishing it. He said it showed the extent of the company's ambitions to expand in markets outside Scotland.

But Simon Harper, managing director of market leader Ancestry.co.uk, said he was "not particularly bothered" by Brightsolid's genealogy push. He said his company had pulled out of the bidding process for the 1911 census because he believed it would only "tell our customers what they already know".
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Russ_Davies 13 Jul 2008 11:41PM GMT 
martinbriscoe... 25 Jul 2008 11:22PM GMT 
vhiddai 3 Aug 2008 6:22PM GMT 
janegray184 13 Jan 2009 10:47AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 13 Jan 2009 11:35AM GMT 
NigelSpencer4... 14 Jan 2009 8:04PM GMT 
vincentchandl... 8 Jun 2009 11:37AM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 8 Jun 2009 2:08PM GMT 
SusanWilsonTa... 8 Aug 2009 9:49PM GMT 
rayo_uk 4 Dec 2010 10:05PM GMT 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic