Census Street Indexes

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In this day and age where census records have been digitally imaged and indexed then made available online on the internet it may seem unnecessary to have street indexes.

Occasionally, situations arise when these easy to use indexes fail to locate the desired ancestor. Incorrect indexing for example will make it impossible to find ancestor.

If you know the address where your ancestor lived, a street index can help you quickly find the ancestor in the census. Street indexes are available for major cities in England for each census year.

Finding Street addresses

Street indexes are available for many cities in England for each census year. With the advent of the online indexes and images the street indexes have become less relevant; however, it is another option available to you. Addresses can be found in a varity of sources; old letters, directories, civil registration certificates, etc. Some websites now allow you to search by address. Street indexes are available at the Family History Library in both book and microform. You can determine if a street index is available by looking in:

  • Register of Towns Indexed by Streets. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Family History Library, 1999. (FHL book 942 X22r; fiche 6026692, on two fiche.)