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Census to be scrapped?

Unsure future over vital population survey

Family historians have raised concerns over the future of the British census.

A Government Minister has suggested that plans are afoot to scrap the census, which has served to calculate the British population for the past 200 years.

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude, has stated that the census is “out of date almost before it has been done”, suggesting there are cheaper and more accurate ways of determining the British population. The news comes less than a year before the 2011 Census, which will take place in March.

Census returns are among the most important family history documents, revealing where our ancestors were on a particular night and with whom.

The subject is being discussed on the YFT Forum and you can email us with your thoughts.

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