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Lancashire Census

Lancashire Census data from 1841-1901 now available in the comfort of your own home

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Lancashire Census data for 1841-1901 has now been made available by S&N Genealogy Supplies so that family historians can do their research in the comfort of their own homes.

The Lancashire Census is a great way of finding ancestors who lived in the county, and census data is available on CD-ROM and/or online for the years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901.

On this website, you will find some practical information about the Lancashire Census from 1841 to 1901 and how to use it to research your family history.

Have a look at our Lancashire Census Introduction page to find out how the Lancashire Census can help you find your ancestors and build your family tree.

The Lancashire Census Case Studies show entries for Lawrence Stephen Lowry in the 1891 and 1901 Lancashire Census'. Fascinating facts relating to Lancashire life between 1841 and 1901 can be found on the Lancashire Facts page.

On the Lancashire Census Links page you’ll find sites that will help you with your research for Lancashire and across the country.

Lancashire Census on CD-ROM

To find out about digitised images of all the original enumerators’ records see the Census CDs page.

Lancashire Census Indexes and Transcripts

Searching through the census pages can be a time-consuming process if you don't have much information, which is why we are offering full transcripts and name indexes online.

Country-wide Census CD-ROMs & Online Subscriptions

The census for counties across the country is available on CD-ROM and online as images, indexes and transcripts.

For CDs see www.BritishDataArchive.com and www.GenealogySupplies.com;
for online subscriptions see www.RootsUK.com and www.TheGenealogist.co.uk.

You can also see more links to family history and genealogy websites.

Daily Census Information

The Census - What information can I find in each year?
A census was taken every 10 years from 1810, but were only useful to genealogists as of 1841.

 

Knebworth House, the 'stately home of rock' in the 1851 Census
The 1851 Census includes the records for Knebworth House, the 'stately home of rock', which has welcomed acts such as Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Queen.

 

The Difference between a Name Index and a Transcript
Ever wondered what the difference between a name index and a transcript was?

 

Daniel Albone in the 1861 Census
Daniel Albone is famous for inventing the Ivel tractor, and is said to have changed the world of agriculture. He can be found in the 1861 census at the age of only six months.

 

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