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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

Women allowed to enter the Medical Profession from 1876
In the 19th Century, a career as a physician was a highly respected following for a man. Yet it was considered outrageous for any woman to pursue a career in that profession.

 

Enoch Arnold Bennett in the 1871 Census
Enoch Arnold Bennett was a Novelist, born in Staffordshire. You can find him in the 1871 Staffordshire census at the age of three.

 

Anatomy of the Census Page
Not every piece of information is obvious to the casual observer, so to make sure that you extract every useful piece of information from the census page.

 

Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.

 

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