Census book launch
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Without a doubt the most important document to use in your family history research is the census. The population survey was carried out every ten years, showing where almost everyone was on a certain night. This makes the censuses that are openly available from the 19th and early 20th centuries crucial for plotting the lives of your kin. This book is the ultimate guide to showing you how.
In the first section you’ll find everything you need to know about finding the censuses, and using them to discover your ancestors’ location, occupation and family ties every ten years. You’ll soon get to grips with these genealogical stepping stones from 1841 to 1911.
Once you’ve found your forebears, you can use the second section to discover how you can take your discoveries further. You can use a host of records to bring your ancestors’ stories to life.
However, not everyone was at home on census night. With this in mind, the Missing From the Census section reveals where your elusive ancestors were and what life was like: be they abroad with the army, or in an asylum, hospital or workhouse.
Finally, if you have Irish or Scottish roots, you’ll find a whole section dedicated to the unique census north of the border and across the Irish Sea, and how to break down genealogical brick walls that you may encounter along the way.
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