England and Wales Census, 1851 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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England and Wales Census, 1851
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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 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes records for 1851. The United Kingdom Census of 1851 recorded the people residing in every household on the night of Sunday, March 30, 1851, and was the second of the UK censuses to include details of household members. However, this census added considerably to the fields recorded in the earlier 1841 UK Census, providing additional details of ages, relationships and origins, making the 1851 census a rich source of information.
The schedules are arranged by county and then divided by civil parish, each district being an area that could be enumerated in a day. For reference purposes, the National Archives assigned a piece number to each enumeration district and stamped a folio number in the upper right corner of each right-side page. The number refers to entries on both sides of the page. The original schedules are well preserved and housed at the Public Records Office in Kew.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information be be found in these records:
- Date, place, district, parish and county where census was taken
- Given names and surnames for members in each household
- Age, gender and birthplace for each household member
- Marital status and occupation for each household member
- Relationship to the head of the household for each household member
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample of an indexed record
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in England.
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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