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  • Missing census pieces: 1881 and 1901


    1881 Census missing pieces
    (information received from findmypast)

    Piece number 693 is missing from the 1881 census: house numbers 17-22 Cunard Street, Camberwell, London.

    Part of house number 16 could be missing too if the house contained more children, a boarder or a visitor.



    Missing pieces of the 1901 census
    (information received from findmypast) The village of Deal in Kent is missing in its entirety from the 1901 census. There are no know...
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  • Missing census pieces: 1871

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
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  • Missing census pieces: 1851

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
    In the enumeration books the following parishes and hamlets are permanently missing from these piece numbers. Some of these parishes and hamlets represent the entirety of the piece, while others are just portions of a piece.
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  • Missing census pieces: 1841

    Information given to us, and reproduced here with permission, from findmypast.
    ENGLAND
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  • Transcribing Historical Records

    Much of the initial research carried out by family historians relies on transcribed records, generally available on websites or produced in printed or digital format. The vast majority of indexing projects are carried out by commercial enterprises, sometimes in partnership with genealogical societies or archival organisations. A number of opportunities exist for researchers to give something back to the genealogy community by volunteering to help with the transcription and indexing of such rec...
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  • Translations

    Translations

    Online Translation programs

    Genealogical Dictionaries/Word Lists...
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  • A Guide to the National Archives

    The United Kingdom's official government archive is located close to the River Thames in Kew, south west London. The National Archives website boasts that it holds 1000 years of history – from the Domesday Book, commissioned by William the Conqueror at Christmas 1085, to more recent government documents, as well as plenty to keep the average family historian occupied for quite some time!

    For an overview of what is held take a look at this page, What we hold, and to search the catalogue...
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  • Online Research

    These days, the advent of the Internet and digital resources has enabled family historians to carry out much of their initial research online. This guide aims to give an outline of the main resources available and "Hints and Tips" based on how some of the members have carried out their own research online. There are a number of useful sites available and knowing which to use and how to use them effectively can be confusing. Which sites to use can depend on a number of factors. A brief overview of...
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  • The Census

    Alongside the personal details of your families, one of the most useful sets of documents for you will be the Census Returns. The census is one of the most useful sets of records available. Placing an ancestor with their parents and siblings when they are young, or finding them in later life with a spouse and children are just a few of the things that can be discovered. This guide will give you more information on using these valuable sources of evidence for your research. ...
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  • Missing census pages

    1861 Census - Missing Districts

    Completely Missing

    145 - All of Islington East, sub to Islington District, Middlesex 219 - All of West London South, sub to West London District, London (Though Ancestry say 219 is completely missing, 1700 names do appear!!) 407 - All of Woolwich Arsenal, sub to Woolwich District, London 601 - All of Palace, sub to Brighton District, Sussex 903 - All of Woodstock, sub to Woodstock District, Oxfordshire 1039 - All of Ely, sub to Ely District, Cambri...
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  • Research Guides
    by Caroline

    The table below gives links to the pages of advice in the Reference Library for specific research areas.

    The pages have been written over the years by the members and will contain links to other useful resources and websites.

    We do try to keep them up to date but links do break as sites disappear and procedures and contact details may change, so we are grateful for any corrections.

    Registered members will be able to comment below the relevant page but non-members can contact us through Contact Us. ...
    04-03-20, 11:15
  • 1939 Register
    by Elaine ..Spain
    The National Registration Act 1939 established a National Register which began on 29th September 1939. The data collected was used to produce up-to-date population statistics and identification cards as well as helping to administer conscription. The following year, when rationing was introduced, the register was used for the issuing of ration books and at a later date, after the war, it helped in the creation of the National Health Service. The Register is an important set of records for genealo...
    27-01-16, 10:52
  • Searching a census in findmypast
    by Caroline
    You can use details for birthplace on the individual census record set search pages, found from the A-Z of Record sets, but you can only search one census at a time from those pages.
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    19-06-14, 15:42
  • To search using spouse's name
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