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From: "smpatico" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] 1841-1891 census
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:09:56 -0400
Thank you so much for the first chapter of "Genealogy for Dummies" This
seems to be what I need - someone to really spell it out for me.
I have 3 certificates and know of 2 parishes that are mentioned. So I think
that's what I have to pursue next.
I use what I can of Genuki, Free BMD and Cheshire BMD and the LDS IGI and
maybe I am not using the IGI to capacity, but if anyone of "my" names are
mentioned, that's where it stops.
I am quite far away from the nearest LDS Centre and don't know when I might
be able to go and have a look. (Family obligations)
However, I will follow some of the excellent suggestions made here and when
I get confused again, I'll call for help.
I certainly appreciate you taking the time to write and straighten me out.
Elizabeth in NS
----- Original Message -----
From: "lilian andrew" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [CHS] 1841-1891 census
> You need to look for certificates and then at parish records since you
> afford to buy them all! You may have some luck on
> It's an ongoing project (I'm a volunteer) so not all the records are there
> Go into <Search for Ancestors> then into <International Genealogy Index>
> Punch in a few names and see how you go. In the <Libraries> section you
> should be able to find out if there is a centre near you. You can order
> films that the Mormons have done of parish records for a few dollars and
> read them on their machines over a month.
> The Cheshire FHS website is also very informative, look for wills (copies
> can be asked for and sent via e-mail), and the excellent BMD site.
> I hope this gets you going.
> Do get back to me if anyhting needs clarifying.
> Lilian Andrew
> I am really trying to learn "how to" do this genealogy from a remote
> location in Canada. Upon seeing your words "The censuses 1841-1891 can be
> purchased from the Public Records Office at Kew." I went immediately to
> their web site and all I really found was "how to" look things up in
> The area I am interested in is Cheshire, specifically Congleton, and do
> know if 1841-1891 census would be available for purchase in book form or
> form, since I do not have a fiche reader.
> If these are in fact available in a form that I can use, could you please
> give me the "Genealogy for Dummys" version of how to get them?
> I actually have the information from 1851, 1881 and 1891, thanks to the
> listers. I would like to try to fill in some gaps from 1851 to 1881.
> I assure you, I have studied your web pages, but without access to a
> library, I find it confusing.
> One further question - is censuses really a word?
> Elizabeth in NS
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Norman Buckley" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 11:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHS] 1841 census date
> > This is a page from my Website :-
> > The Official UK Census.
> > compiled by Norman Buckley
> > The first official UK Census was taken in 1801.
> > Thereafter, with the exception of 1941, it was taken at 10
> > year intervals.
> > It was conducted for all the population as at midnight on
> > the dates listed.
> > The censuses taken from 1801 to 1831 were head counts only,
> > in most places. No names, ages, occupations etc.
> > The Federation of FHS book called "Local Census Listings"
> > lists, county by county, useful censuses taken before 1841.
> > The 1811, 1821 and 1831 census of Alderley gives names and
> > ages,as does the 1821 census of Rosthern (High Leigh, Tatton,
> > Over Tabley,Millington and parts of Agden and Bollington
> > townships only).
> > Cheshire Record Office references are given.
> > The book also states that the 1821 census of Rosthern was
> > published in the FHS of Cheshire Journal 1 (2-4) March to
> > September 1970!
> > "Local Census Listings" is a book worth having, costs £2.95
> > (3rd Edition),
> > It may be available from the FHS of Cheshire.
> > Also available (by credit card) on the FFHS site.
> > * Greater interest is in 1841 to 1891 and in 1901 when released.
> > The censuses 1841-1891 can be purchased from the Public Records
> > Office at Kew.
> > 1821 - 28th May
> > 1831 - 30th May
> > 1841 - 7th June - the first general census to give names of
> > Age was given exactly up to 15.
> > For older people the age was given to the nearest 5 below
> > (eg age 27 appears as 25, age 50 as 50).
> > 1851 - 30th March - Relationships to head of household or place of
> > birth was first included.
> > 1861 - 7th April
> > 1871 - 2nd April
> > 1881 - 3rd April
> > 1891 - 5th April
> > * 1901 - 31st March - To be released January 2002 on the first working
> > For the first time it will be available electronically on the
> > Sorry if this is more than you presently need :-))
> > Best Regards,
> > Norman (Norman Buckley) - Bury,Lancashire,England,U.K.
> > BASIC GENEALOGY & Family Research
> > BUCKLEY - Cheshire before 1700s
> > READ Lancashire before 1870
> > BARTON Congleton, Cheshire
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