England and Wales Census Transcripts, 1841 to 1901

The England and Wales Census Transcripts Index holds 161,000,000 records between the years 1841 and 1901. These records were compiled from the UK National Archives. Individuals who want to learn more about the England and Wales Census Transcript Index can visit the UK National Archives .

Information Available In This Collection

The records in the England and Wales Census Transcripts Index feature the first and last name of the individual, residence and year the census was taken.

About the UK National Archives

The UK National Archives holds the source records for the England and Wales Census Transcripts Index. Individuals who want to research these records further should contact the UK National Archives using the information below.

UK National Archives
Kew, Richmond, Surrey
TW9 4DU UK
+44-0-20-8876-3444

The UK National Archives is an important resource for scholars and individuals wanting to learn about ancestors or UK's history. The UK National Archives preserves over 11 million historical records, including written, microfilm, photographs, paintings and maps. The UK National Archives primarily preserves government related documents that are at least 30 years old, although public records are also preserved here that date back to the 1300s. Individuals may research collections of military records, war records, political history records, court records, historic photographs, maps, probate, tax and census records.

The UK National Archives makes a great number of its record collections available online through searchable indexes. A variety of record topics can be chosen from, including military, probate, art and historic eras or subjects, to see which records can be viewed from a computer. The UK National Archives does not hold vital records, however. Birth and death certificates, stillborn certificates, adoption records and marriage licenses are recorded and maintained by the General Register Office, with locations for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The UK National Archives holds census records dating back to 1841 and continuing through 1911. These census records, which appear every ten years, can be researched and accessed online. Although searching through the census transcript records is free, downloading or ordering copies of specific census records usually has a fee. The census records can be searched using name, residence or location, birth date, family member name and relationship (such as John Smith, father), and gender. The census transcripts are divided by England, Wales, Isle of Mann and Channel Islands. These individual census transcripts are easily searched for ancestors' records from the comfort of home, although they can also be viewed in person.

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