Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records

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It's said a picture is worth a thousand words, but if you really want to see into the lives of your British Isles ancestors, find them in the census. This book will show you how. Accredited Genealogist Echo King leads you step-by-step through these essential records and explains everything from how British census-taking began to how you can use the census to uncover details that will enrich your family story. Whether you are new to family history or you are a seasoned veteran, Finding Answers in British Isles ...
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Overview

It's said a picture is worth a thousand words, but if you really want to see into the lives of your British Isles ancestors, find them in the census. This book will show you how. Accredited Genealogist Echo King leads you step-by-step through these essential records and explains everything from how British census-taking began to how you can use the census to uncover details that will enrich your family story. Whether you are new to family history or you are a seasoned veteran, Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records has something for you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593313005
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

King is director content product manager for Ancestry.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
History of the Census in England, Wales, and Scotland     1
The Road to Census     1
Great Britain Gets a Census     2
Methodology of Census Taking     3
Notes     9
Understanding the Census     11
Missing or Additional Records     12
Clerical Errors     15
Geography and Boundaries     17
Legibility     22
Notes     22
Availability of the Census     25
Online Access     25
Offline Access     27
Copyright     28
Census on the Internet     29
Electronic Indexes     29
Locating Census Returns     30
Searching Electronic Databases     32
Digital Census Images     34
Benefits of Electronic Indexes and Digital Images     34
Accessing the Census on Microfilm     37
Street Indexes     37
Surname Indexes     39
Finding Aids at the Family Records Centre     41
The National Archives Reference System     43
Using Census Records at the General Register Office for Scotland     44
The General Register Office forScotland Reference System     44
Using Census Records at the Family History Library     45
From Reference to Film     46
Using and Interpreting Census Records     55
Numbers and Tally Marks     55
Names     56
Relationships     57
Marital Status     57
Ages     58
Occupations     59
Birthplaces     60
Physical and Mental Condition     61
Case Study-Interpreting the Records     62
Notes     64
Researching Individual Census Years     65
1801-1831     65
1841 Census     66
1851 Census     66
1861 Census     68
1871 Census     68
1881 Census     69
1891 Census     70
1901 Census     71
1911-2001     72
Census in Ireland     73
Glossary     77
Addresses to Libraries and Archives     83
Questions Asked in Census (1801-1901)     99
Population     101
Worksheets     103
Missing Returns     113
Bibliography     119
Index      123
About the Author     127
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