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There are several different websites that provide access to indexed images of the censuss. Every census is indexed and can be searched online by name, age, birthplace, or locality. The indexes can be problematic in that names can be spelled in various ways and indexers fail to interpret the spellings correctly. If you cannot find a person it means you need to vary your search parameters.&nbsp; The information in an index may be incorrect or incomplete. If you believe your ancestor was in a particular census area, search the census even if your ancestor is not in the index.<br>
== Census Indexes Online<br> ==
Various companies have indexed the census records with images available for download. Every census is indexed online and can be searched by name, age, birthplace, or locality. The indexes can be problematic in that names can be spelled in various ways and indexers fail to interpret the spellings correctly. If you cannot find a person it means you need to vary your search parameters. The information in an index may be incorrect or incomplete. If you believe your ancestor was in a particular census area, search the census even if your ancestor is not in the index.<br>
<u>A collection of British census records that can be found at subscription websites:</u>
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk www.findmypast.co.uk] (1841, 1861, 1871, 1891 are indexed with images. Searching by address is possible. 1881 is an index only, without images. 1851 and 1901 are near completion.&nbsp; This is a pay-per-view website.&nbsp; It is available for free use at the Family History Library.)
*[http://www.ancestry.co.uk/ www.ancestry.co.uk] (All censuses for England and Wales between 1841 and 1901. No search by address is possible. Requires either a subscription to www.ancestry.co.uk or an international www.ancestry.com subscription. The library edition of the international subscription to www.ancestry.com is available for free use at the Family History Library, regional family history centers in the western part of the U.S., and at the London England Hyde Park Family History Centre.)&nbsp; [[England,_Using_Ancestry.com_and_Ancestry.co.uk_for_English_Research|Follow this link for more information on searching English censuses on Ancestry]].<br> *&nbsp;[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Genealogist</span>] (All censuses for England and Wales between 1841 and 1901. Search by address or keyword or for a specific county only is possible. Requires a subscription.&nbsp; '''Volunteers''' may transcribe census records in exchange for search credits.)<br> *[http://www.origins.net/BOWelcome.aspx Britishorigins] (Censuses for England and Wales for 1841, 1861, and 1871.)<br> *The [http://www.1901censusonline.com/main.asp?wci=welcome 1901 census online site] (contains a free searchable index. Not only does this site contain the 1901 census, but it contains the 1841 - 1891 censuses as well.&nbsp; There is a fee to view transcriptions and images.)<br>
*The [http://www.1911census.co.uk/ 1911 census online site] (contains a free searchable index. There are still five more counties to be added in the north of England.&nbsp; There is a fee to view transcriptions and images.)<br>
<u>A </u><u>collection of British census records can be found at various nonprofit websites:&nbsp; </u>'''<u>(Volunteer driven websites)</u>'''
*'''Volunteers''' have been indexing the 1841 to 1891 census for many years at [http://www.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl FreeCen].&nbsp; Check to see if [http://www.freecen.org.uk/statistics.html your county and or parish] has been indexed.&nbsp; If it has then this site will be of value to you. '''Volunteers''' are always needed to keep the site growing. Complete transcription of households are on this website<br> *The 1841 and 1861 England and Wales census indexes can be [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0 searched for free] at the familysearch pilot site:&nbsp; This is a '''volunteer''' driven website.&nbsp; This website only indexes individuals and their birthplaces and does not list places of residence.<br> *A transcription and index to the 1881 census of England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and the Royal Navy is [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ce online] at familysearch.org. A compact disc version of the 1881 British Census and National Index is available for [http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=13704&langId=-1&cg1=13701&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5= purchase]. An [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Rg/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=1881_British_Census_Indexes.ASP explanation] of the census index and microfiche version is online. <br><span style="font-family: 'arial','sans-serif';">The Family History Library has an [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 online tutorial] for the English census available at www.familysearch.org.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'arial','sans-serif';"/></span><class="Apple-style-span " style="font-family: arial;" class="Apple-style-span">&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial;" class="Apple-style-span"></span><br>
*The 1851 census for the counties of Devon, Norfolk, and Warwick is transcribed and indexed. This index is available on microfiche and for [http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?c purchase] on compact disc.
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