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2011 census scam – please read

Else Churchill from the Society of Genealogists has news from the Office of National Statistics about a 2011 census scam email doing the rounds. The full story is at http://www.societyofgenealogists.com/census-email-scam/ but here is the nub of the message: We are … Continue reading

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Historical Street Archive at the National Archives

Image via Wikipedia This wonderful Historical Street Archive search facility offered online by the National Archives  now includes the 1891 census. So if you know a streetname, this list will tell you which census District/page to search for. This is a … Continue reading

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Street Indexes of England and Wales at TNA

The National Archives is in the process of converting about 300 binders of street indexes to the censuses of England and Wales for 1841-1891 to create an online finding aid and local history resource.   Currently the street indexes to the … Continue reading

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HistPop – enumeration districts in the UK

There is an easy way to  find totals for a number of enumeration districts in each of the UK Censuses. Check out HistPop: http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/ The most detailed figures (that is for each Civil Parish) are under the lists by Registration Area.

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New Census records added to Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System

Back in August 2010 The Irish Family History Foundation’s Online Research Service (ORS) announced the availability of the census records for 1901 for Limerick and Dublin South.  http://ifhf.rootsireland.ie/  They now have over 1.8 million census records searchable online. These will shortly … Continue reading

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1911 census free on familysearch

The 1911 census for England and Wales is now freely available in a restricted form via the FamilySearch website at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1921547 A returned search will list name, age, gender, birthplace and registration district where recorded for the census. No indication … Continue reading

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http://www.your-family-history.com/

Many thanks to Pauline Litton for pointing out this website at our meeting of the Yorkshire branches of the Guild of One Name Studies in Harrogate on 4th June. This is a very simple front page search engine giving a … Continue reading

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Atlas of Family Names in Ireland

The “Atlas of Family Names in Ireland” is a very interesting new project. The researchers have transcribed all the names from Petty’s 1659 census of Ireland. They are now in the process of mapping the current distribution of Irish family … Continue reading

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Leonard Edward COMPSTON of Sedgley and John William COMPSTON

27th March I received a message from Ruth Brandreth  ruthbrandreth@gmail.com ‘  I am looking into my family history, my father was Leonard Edward Compston Sedgley, cousin to Archie Compston  again Sedgley.  Both had U.S.A contact.’ There is lots of information about Archie … Continue reading

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