Using U.K. Censuses on Archives.com

by Julie Hill

Posted on January 30, 2013

If your family tree has roots in England, Wales, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, you will want to check out the United Kingdom censuses on Archives.com. The U.K. censuses were taken every ten years. The collections on Archives.com include 1841 through 1901.


The 1841 census was the first U.K. census to list people by name. Beginning in 1851, the census included each person's relationship to the head of the household.


Archives.com members can begin their search by going to the Search page and choosing "Census Records" at the top and then "United Kingdom" as the location. You can narrow your search by census year, county (or island), year of birth, and place of birth.


The U.K. census collections currently do not have images. However, all members of the household are listed on the detail page, so you can see the entire household at a glance.


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