The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist.co.uk:
We have now added completed our transcription of Paddington, Chelsea and Kensington from the London 1911 census and these have been added into our Diamond Premium subscription.
This is the first time that high resolution colour images have been provided online for this area. Currently the offerings have been more highly compressed, which can suffer from various digital artefacts that affect the image. TheGenealogist.co.uk has optimised the images using in house techniques to produce superior and fast loading results. The high resolution colour images have more than 20 million pixels as opposed to about 6 million pixels by some online services.
The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master Search and Family Forename Search.
The 1911 transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the added London transcripts contain over 300,000 records – includes new high resolution colour images.
We are currently working on the remaining areas of London, which will follow shortly.
The records also include author J. M. Barrie, the creator of ‘Peter Pan.’ James Barrie was born in Scotland in 1860, the ninth child of ten and his idea for the ‘boy who never grew up’ is believed to have stemmed from the death of his older brother David following an ice-skating accident at the age of 13. His mother was devastated by the death and to her, David would never grow up, but would remain a boy forever.
James Barrie became the guardian of 5 young boys in 1910 after the death of their parents, Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. The 2004 film ‘Finding Neverland’ was based on Barrie’s relationship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie is recorded on the 1911 census with two of the younger boys Michael and Nicholas ‘Nico’ Davies, and the 5 brothers were the inspiration for the Lost Boys of the Peter Pan story. His other works include the comedy play ‘Quality Street’ which also provided the name of the sweets created in 1936, now owned by Nestle.
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