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A Guide to Tracing Your Family History Using the Census

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 197 pages
Author: E. Jolly
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9781526755223
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, bibliog, further reading, glossary, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

The census is an essential survey of our population, and it is a source of basic information for local and national government and for various organizations dealing with education, housing, health and transport. Providing the researcher with a fascinating insight into who we were in the past, Emma Jolly's new handbook is a useful tool for anyone keen to discover their family history. With detailed, accessible and authoritative coverage, it is full of advice on how to explore and get the most from the records.

Each census from 1841 to 1911 is described in detail, and later censuses are analysed too. The main focus is on the census in England and Wales, but censuses in Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are all examined and the differences explained. Particular emphasis is placed on the rapidly expanding number of websites that offer census information, making the process of research far easier to carry out. The extensive appendix gathers together all the key resources in one place.

Emma Jolly's guide is an ideal introduction and tool for anyone who is researching the life and times of an ancestor. This is an updated and retitled edition of her popular 2013 guide "Tracing Your Ancestors Using the Census: A Guide for Family Historians".

Contents:
1. History of the Census
- What is a Census?
- How the Why were the Nineteenth-Century Census Records Created?
- The Historical Use of Censuses
- Current Uses of historical Censuses
- Why Some People Are Not Found on Censuses
- Records of People in Institutions and the Homeless
2. Early Censuses
- Surviving Pre-1841 Censuses
- Local Censuses 1801-31 Online
- Census Alternatives
- Census Alternatives Online
- Colonial Censuses
3. 1841: The First Modern Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
4. 1851: The Victorian Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Religious Census
- Education Census
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
5. 1861: The First Separate Scottish Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
6. 1871: The Last Census Overseen by Graham and Farr
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
7. 1881: The First Census to be Used by Family Historians
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
8. 1891: The Introduction of Rooms and Employment Status to the Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
9. 1901: The Centenary of Census-Taking in England,
- Scotland and Wales
- The 1896 Quinquennial Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
10. 1911: The Fertility Census
- Historical Context
- What Details Are Included?
- Finding Aids
- Online Resources
- Free Resources
- Problems
- How to Use the Census Effectively
- Taking it Further
- Unique Features of the Non-English Censuses
- Summary
11. Later Censuses
- History of the Census up to 1945
- Problems
- What is Available Now?
- What will be Available in the Future?
12. The Census Today
- Census Recording Between 1945 and 2013
- Post-war Censuses and Family History
- Censuses of 2001 and 2011
- Future Plans
Appendix 1. Census Records Online
Appendix 2. Census Dates
Appendix 3. Registrars-General
Appendix 4. Archives
Appendix 5. Glossary of Terms Found in the Census
Appendix 6. Abbreviations
Bibliography and Further Reading
Notes
Index

 

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