England and Wales Census, 1901 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes records for the year 1901.
The census schedules are arranged by county and then divided by civil parish, while some are further subdivided into smaller enumeration districts, each district being an area that could be enumerated in a day. The information gathered by the census taker is only as reliable as the person who provided the information. While some information may not be completely accurate, it can still provide important clues in locating an ancestor.
Findmypast states that the village of Deal in Kent is missing in its entirety from this census and there are no known copies available. Additionally, Numbers 1-14 Doughty Mews, St. Pancras, London are also missing and Numbers 15-29 are there.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Census records contains the following information:
- District, civil parish, church parish and country where census was taken
- Given names and surnames of each household member
- Age and gender of each household member
- Relationship to head of household
- Birthplace (may list the birth country for people born outside of England)
- Any physical impairments
Sample of an indexed record:
How Do I Search This Collection?
To begin your search in the census, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?
Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
"England and Wales Census, 1891." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 28 September 2016. From "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census." Database and images. findmypast. http://www.findmypast.com : n.d. Citing PRO RG 12. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
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