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Yorkshire Census

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

Bootham Bar and Minster, York

Bootham Bar and Minster, York

Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire Census is a great way of finding ancestors who lived in the county and 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 Yorkshire Census from 1841 to 1901 and how to use it to research your family history.

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

The Yorkshire Census Case Studies show entries for The Bronte Sisters in the 1861 Yorkshire Census. Fascinating facts relating to Yorkshire life between 1841 and 1901 can be found on the Yorkshire Facts page.

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

Yorkshire Census on CD-ROM

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

Yorkshire 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 indexes and transcripts are now available on CD-ROM and 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

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.


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.


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.


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.



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